PAP SMEAR CYTOLOGY

Mnemonic

PTH PAP REQUEST FORM

Synonym

Cervical Vaginal Cytology - SurePath 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 and first initial 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

Method

Pap Stain/Microscopy

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:24 AM