Cytology PAP Smear

Last Modified: 3/25/2009 6:41:56 PM

Specimen Requirements:

1 slide from the endocervical and/or ectocervical
1 slide from the vagina

Collection Instructions:
Adequate samples from endocervix, ectocervix, and vagina should be smeared thinly and evenly on one glass slide and fixed immediately by spraying fixative or immersing in 95% alcohol. 

Make sure to avoid air-drying

All cytology specimens must be labeled with the Patient's Name, Idendification Number,Physician, and source of specimen

Site/Source must be written on the container and requisition.
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: Ambient
Reference Range: Refer to Interpretive Pathology Report
Methodology: PAP Stain
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 48 hours
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Sites Performed: Fort Wayne Medical Lab
PHL Test Code: CS
EPIC Test Code:
CPT Coding: 88161

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