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|70068:CYTOPATHOLOGY, CERVICAL/VAGINAL LIQUID BASED PAP WITH HPV HIGH RISK, IF ABNORMAL|
|Alias Names:||PAP, LBC HPV High Risk, if abnormal|
|Methodology:||Bethesda Reporting System. Screening done by manual method and/or automated system under pathologist’s supervision.|
|CPT Code:||88142 / and 87621 if indicated|
|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.|
|Comments:||If the HPV High/Low Risk is indicated, an additional charge will be added.|
|Rejection Criteria:||SurePath vial past expiration date; no specimen collected; unlabeled or mislabeled specimen.|