Test Name: ThinPrep Pap Test


Methodology: Cervical Cytology


Test Description

Liquid based Pap testing is intended fo ruse in the screening and detection of cervical cancer, pre-cancerous lesions, atypical cells and all other cytologic categories as defined by the Bethesda system for reporting results of cervical cytology. Pap screening is not reliable for the detection of endometrial cancer.


Specimen Requirements

Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial


Storage and Transport

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 30 days


Specimen Rejection Criteria

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Turn Around Time (TAT): 1 - 3 Days


CPT Codes*: 88175 which includes imaging, or 88142 if requires a manual screen with no imaging. Pap results requiring physician interpretation will be performed at an additional charge using CPT Code: 88141.


*The CPT codes provided with our Test Descriptions are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. Correct CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed.