Cytology PAP Smear

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • LAB2451
  • Soft Test Code:
  • CS

Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

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

Alternate Specimen

 

TransportAndStorage

Ambient

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.

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

Refer to Interpretive Pathology Report


Methodology:
  • PAP Stain

Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Fort Wayne Medical Lab
Days Performed
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Departments
  • Cytology
Turn Around Time

48 hours


Coding & Compliance

CPT Coding

88161