Ordering Recommendation

FDA-approved test for routine cervical cancer screening at 3-year intervals in all women ≥21 years. For 5-year interval testing (cotesting) in women 30-65 years, order with Human Papillomavirus (HPV) High Risk with 16 and 18 Genotype by PCR, SurePath (2011933).

Mnemonic
GA REQUEST
Methodology

Microscopy

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

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
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.

No compliance statements are in use for this test.

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.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

88142; if reviewed by pathologist add 88141

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2000495 SurePath Pap Specimen Source 19763-2
2000496 SurePath Pap Clinical History
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Aliases
  • Cytology
  • Pap
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Test
  • SurePath
  • SurePath Pap Test
Cytology, SurePath Liquid-Based Pap Test