Cytology, SurePath Liquid-Based Pap Test and Human Papillomavirus (HPV), High Risk by PCR, SurePath (for routine co-testing in women over 30)
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FDA-approved test for 5-year interval testing (cotesting) in women 30-65 years.

Microscopy/Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
1-7 days, add 2 days for HPV testing
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
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ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Cervical specimen in a SurePath collection kit, Rovers Cervex-Brush Kit (ARUP Supply #22216), PAP Perfect Plastic Spatula and Cytobrush Plus GT Collection Kit (ARUP Supply #41126), or Rovers Cervex-Brush Combi Collection Kit (ARUP Supply #45031) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. For specific instructions refer to Specimen Collection and Handling. 
Specimen Preparation
Transport cervical specimen in the original collection kit. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens not collected in a SurePath collection kit. Expired preservative vials or vials received without the collection devices. 
Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerated: 6 months; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
Refer to report.

In addition to the SurePath Pap Test, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) High Risk by PCR will be performed and reported under a separate accession. The Pap test is a screening test for cervical cancer and its precursors with an inherent false-negative rate.
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CPT Code(s)
87624; 88142, if reviewed by pathologist add 88141
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2000473SurePath Pap Specimen Source
2000474Clinical History
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  • Pap Smear and HPV testing
  • Pap Test, (SurePath Liquid-Based Pap Test)
  • SurePath Pap Test and HR Hybrid Capture