Liquid-based Pap Test
CPT Codes: 88142, 88141 (only if pathologist review is needed)
Specimen Requirement: Endocervical cells or Endocervical and ectocervical cells. Vial with PreservCyt solution,ThinPrep, SurePath vial with CytoRich fixative
Volume: Entire ThinPrep or SurePath vial or entire Gen-Probe Aptima swab transport tube.
Container: Entire ThinPrep vial with PreservCyt solution, or Entire SurePath vial with SurePath Preservative Fluid fixative or Entire ThinPrep vial or SurePath vials and entire Gen-Probe Aptima swab transport tube.
Special Instructions: When using the ThinPrep method, a gynecologic specimen is collected using a brush and plastic spatula as a cervical sampling system.
Clinical Utilization: Pap test, thin layer, screening
Methodology: ThinPrep Pap test system; TriPath SurePath Pap test
Storage: Maintain specimen at room temperature. Specimen must be processed for testing within 21-days of collection.
Sample Rejection: Improperly labeled vial; specimen more than 21-days old (from collection date) in liquid-based preservative.