Ordering Recommendation

FDA-approved test for routine 3-year interval cervical cancer screening in all women ≥21 years. Acceptable for routine 3-year interval cervical cancer screening in all women 25-65 years for whom the preferred test is Human Papillomavirus (HPV), High Risk with 16 and 18 Genotype by Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAA), ThinPrep (3003005).

Mnemonic
GT REQUEST
Methodology

ThinPrep 2000 System/Routine Cytopathologic Evaluation/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 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.

Compliance Category

FDA

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.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

88142; if reviewed by pathologist add 88141

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2000542 ThinPrep Pap Specimen Source
2000543 Clinical History
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Aliases
  • Cytology
  • Pap
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Test
  • ThinPrep
  • ThinPrep Pap
Cytology, ThinPrep Pap Test