Ordering Recommendation

FDA-approved test for routine cervical cancer screening at 3-year intervals in all individuals ≥21 years of age with a cervix. Acceptable test for routine cervical cancer screening at 3-year intervals in all individuals 25-65 years of age with a cervix; the preferred test for this group is Human Papillomavirus (HPV) High Risk with 16 and 18 Genotype by PCR, SurePath (2011933).








1-7 days

New York DOH Approval Status

Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.

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


Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens not collected in a SurePath collection vial. Specimens submitted in expired preservative collection vials. Collection vials received without the collection devices.


Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerated: 6 months; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

Interpretive Data

Refer to report.

Compliance Category



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.

Store collection vials without cytologic samples at room temperature (15°C to 30°C). Do not use solution beyond expiration date marked on the vial.

Hotline History


CPT Codes

88142; if reviewed by pathologist add 88141


Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2000495 SurePath Pap Specimen Source 19763-2
2000496 SurePath Pap Clinical History 22636-5
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, please click the sidebar link to access the Interface Map.


  • Cytology
  • Pap
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Test
  • SurePath
  • SurePath Pap Test
Cytology, SurePath Liquid-Based Pap Test (Test on Delay as of 01/18/23)