Cervical/Vaginal Cytology, Conventional Smear

CPT CODE: 88164, 88141

SYNONYMS: Pap smear

TEST INCLUDES: Staining and cytologic evaluation of prepared slides.

DEPARTMENT: Cytology

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT: 1 slide containing scrapings/brushings of uterine cervix/endocervical canal or vagina immediately wet fixed with 95% ethyl alcohol or other Pap fixative.

TESTING SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday 08:00 - 15:30. Turnaround time: 7 working days.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: All slides MUST be labeled with the patient's name. Do not allow slides to air dry during smear preparation. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT CYTOLOGY LABORATORY FOR SPECIAL PAP TEST COLLECTION HANDBOOK.

REFERENCE INTERVAL: Normal cells.