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Cytology, ThinPrep Pap Test
2000137
Ordering Recommendation

May be used for routine 3-year interval cervical cancer screening test in all women ≥21 years. For 5-year interval testing (co-testing) in women 30-65 years, order with Human Papillomavirus (HPV), High Risk by PCR, ThinPrep (2011947) or Human Papillomavirus (HPV), High Risk by Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA), ThinPrep (2007893).

Mnemonic
GT REQUEST
Methodology
ThinPrep 2000 System/Routine Cytopathologic Evaluation
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 ThinPrep Pap Test collection kit, broom kit (ARUP Supply #12587) or brush/spatula kit (ARUP Supply #40624) 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 ThinPrep Pap Test collection kit or specimens submitted in an expired collection kit. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 3 weeks; Refrigerated; 3 weeks; Frozen; Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
Refer to report.

Note
The ThinPrep 2000 System is for use in screening for the presence of atypical cells, cervical cancer, or precursor lesions (LSIL, HSIL) as well as other cytologic categories as defined by the Bethesda System for Reporting Cervical Cytology, and is intended as a replacement for the conventional method of Pap smears.

The Pap test is a screening test for cervical cancer and its precursors with an inherent false-negative rate.

Store PreservCyt Solution without cytologic samples at 15°C to 30°C in the vials provided. Do not use solution beyond expiration date marked on the vial.
CPT Code(s)
88142 or 88143; if reviewed by pathologist add 88141
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2000542ThinPrep Pap Specimen Source
2000543Clinical History
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Aliases
  • Cytology
  • Pap
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Test
  • ThinPrep
  • ThinPrep Pap