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PAP SMEAR CYTOLOGY

Mnemonic

PATH GYN REQUEST

Synonym

Cervical Vaginal Cytology - SurePath Pap - ThinPrep Pap - Conventional Pap

Specimen Collection Requirements

Handling

All containers must be labeled with the patient’s first and last name. If prepared slides are submitted the patient’s last name, first initial and date of birth should also be penciled onto the frosted end of the slide. Prepared slides should be fixed immediately by immersing in 95% ethanol (Pap bottle). Liquid based Pap fixative vials should be submitted with the caps securely tightened to avoid leakage.

Rejection Criteria

Specimens with absent or questionable patient identification on the slides, vials or accompanying paperwork will be returned to the ordering provider.

Testing Information

Note

All Pap smear collection devices and fixative vials are available from Legacy Laboratory Services upon request.

Performed

Mon - Fri

Reported

5-7 working days

Method

Pap Stain/Microscopy

Reference Values

Reference Values

Professional interpretation provided by Cascade Pathology Services.

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:29 AM


Client Services: 503-413-1234