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Cytology, SurePath Liquid-Based Pap Test
2000134
Ordering Recommendation

May be used for routine 3-year interval cervical cancer screening test in all women. For 5-year interval testing (co-testing) in women 30-65 years, order with Human Papillomavirus (HPV), High Risk by PCR, SurePath (2011942) or Human Papillomavirus (HPV) High Risk with 16 and 18 Genotype by PCR, SurePath (2011933).

Mnemonic
GA REQUEST
Methodology
Microscopy
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-14 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
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. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerated: 6 months; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
Refer to report.

Note
This test does not include HPV testing. The Pap test is a screening test for cervical cancer and its precursors with an inherent false-negative rate.
CPT Code(s)
88142; if reviewed by pathologist add 88141
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2000495SurePath Pap Specimen Source19763-2
2000496SurePath Pap Clinical History
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Aliases
  • Cytology
  • Pap
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Test
  • SurePath
  • SurePath Pap Test