Print View Attached Docs:Physician Update: ThinPrep® Imaging System Increases Detection of Cervical Dysplasia
Alias Names: Pap Smear
Methodology: ThinPrep®2000 System
Edit Date: 10/5/2010
Performed: Monday-Friday
Released: 1-14 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab
CPT Code: 88142-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Cervical and endocervical sample, using a ThinPrep Pap Test special collection kit. Obtain an adequate sampling from the cervix using a broom-type or endocervical brush/plastic spatula combination collection device. Insert the central bristles of the broom into the endocervical canal deep enough to allow the shorter bristles to fully contact the ectocervix. Push gently, and rotate the broom in a clockwise direction five (5) times. Rinse the broom-type or endocervical brush/plastic spatula into the PreservCyt Solution vial. Push the broom into the bottom of the vial ten (10) times, forcing the bristles apart. As a final step, swirl the collection device vigorously to further release material. Discard the collection device. Tighten the cap so that the torque line on the cap passes the torque line on the vial.


Stability: PreservCyt Solution preserves cells for up the three weeks at temperatures between 4° C and 37° C.
Transport: Refrigerated
Comments: Store PreservCyt® Solution without cytologic samples at 15° C to 30° C in the vials provided. Do not use PreservCyt® Solution beyond expiration date marked on the vial.

WARNING: PreservCyt® Solution contains methanol which is poisonous and may be fatal or cause blindness if swallowed. Vapor is harmful if inhaled. Causes eye and skin irritation. PreservCyt® is flammable; keep away from fire, heat, sparks and flame. Other solutions must not be substituted for PreservCyt® Solution. PreservCyt® Solution should be stored and disposed of in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations.

Rejection Criteria: Samples not collected in a ThinPrep Pap Test collection kit or samples submitted in an expired collection kit.

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