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Alias Names: SurePath PAP
Methodology: Bethesda Reporting System. Screening done by manual method and/or automated system under pathologist’s supervision.
Edit Date: 4/26/2010
Performed: Monday-Friday
Released: 1-2 days
CPT Code: 88142
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Contraindications: Rover Cervex Brush is not to be used on patients after the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. Cytobrush and Spatula are not to be used on pregnant patients. Do not use Cytobrush for endometrial sampling.

Collect cervical or endocervical specimen with a Rover Cervex brush, rotating clockwise 5 times. Snap the brush tip into SurePath vial and tighten cap. Alternatively, cervical or endocervical specimen can be collected using plastic spatula and cytobrush. Select contoured end of spatula and rotate 360° around entire exocervix while maintaining tight contact with exocervical surface. Snap contoured end of spatula into SurePath vial. Insert cytobrush into endocervix until only bottom-most bristles are exposed at the outside. Slowly rotate ¼ to ½ turn in one direction. Do not over-rotate. Snap cytobrush into SurePath vial and tighten cap.

Handling: Label SurePath vial with patient name and physician name.
Transport: Ambient.
Rejection Criteria: SurePath vial past expiration date; no specimen collected; unlabeled or mislabeled specimen.

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