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Cytology, Pap Smear
2000624
Ordering Recommendation

Use for screening and detection of cervical cancer.

Mnemonic
GG 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
Unstained cervical or endocervical slides. For specific instructions, refer to Specimen Collection and Handling. 
Specimen Preparation
Label and transport slides in slide holders. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Unlabeled slide(s). 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
Refer to report.

Note
A conventional pap smear is used as a screening test for evaluation of the lower female genital tract to detect the presence of inflammatory/infectious or benign proliferative conditions; detection of unsuspected or confirmation of suspected atypical, premalignant, or malignant changes; or follow-up of patients with known and/or treated premalignant or malignant lesions.

The Pap test is a screening test for cervical cancer and its precursors with an inherent false-negative rate.
CPT Code(s)
CPT codes vary based on testing performed.
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2001220Conventional Pap Smear Source
8100100Clinical History
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Aliases
  • Conventional Pap
  • Cytology
  • Pap
  • Pap smear
  • Pap test