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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) 16 and 19 Genotype by PCR, SurePath (2011937).

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 or 88143; 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