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ThinPrep (Pap)

Alias/Synonym: Pap Test

CPT Code: 88175, 88141

Specimen Type, Preferred:
Pap sample collected in 1 ThinPrep Pap vial
Specimen Type, Alternate:
Sample Quantity, Preferred:
1 ThinPrep vial
Sample Quantity, Minimum:
1 ThinPrep vial
Transport Container:
1 ThinPrep vial
Transport Temperature:
Room temperature
Collection Instructions:
Specimen Stability:
Room temperature: 42 days, Refrigerated: unacceptable, Frozen: unacceptable
Rejection Criteria:
ThinPrep vials received refrigerated or frozen.
Clinical Significance:
ThinPrep pap is a liquid based pap testing intended for use in the screeening and detection of cervical cancer, pre-cancerous lesions, and all other cytologic catergories as listed by the Bethesda system.
Pap screening is not reliable for the detection of endometrial cancer
Turnaround Time:
1-3 days
Reference Ranges: