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Test ID: 83343    
ThinPrep Diagnostic with Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Reflex

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Varies

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Mayo Medical Laboratories’ clients need prior laboratory approval to order Cytology testing.

 

For optimal interpretation, Pap smears should be collected near the middle of the menstrual cycle. Avoid douching, lubricant use, and sexual intercourse for 24 hours prior to specimen collection.

 

Only 1 aliquot may be removed from PreservCyt sample vial prior to performing the ThinPrep Pap Test, regardless of the volume of the aliquot (maximum aliquot volume=4 mL).

 

An acceptable cytology request form must accompany specimen containers and include the following: Patient's name, medical record number, date of birth, sex, source (exact location and procedure used), date specimen was taken, name of ordering physician and pager number.

 

Forms: Gyn-Cytology Patient Information Sheet (Supply T601) in Special Instructions

 

Submit any pertinent history or clinical information

 

 

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Broom Collection Device:

Specimen Type: Cervical                  

Container/Tube: Cervix broom (Supply T056)

Specimen Volume: Adequate specimen

Collection Instructions:

1. Specimen containers must be labeled with a minimum of 2 unique identifiers (patient's name and medical record number or date of birth).

2. Collect specimen from cervix.                       

3. Rinse broom in PreservCyt solution vial by pushing broom into bottom of vial 10 times forcing bristles apart.

4. As final step, swirl broom vigorously to further release material. Discard device.

5. Tighten cap on vial.

6. Record patient's name and identification number on vial.

 

Endocervical Brush/Spatula Collection Device:

Specimen Type: Ectocervix and endocervix

Container/Tube: Brush and spatula collection device (Supply T434)

Specimen Volume: Adequate specimen

Collection Instructions:

1. Specimen containers must be labeled with a minimum of 2 unique identifiers (patient's name and medical record number or date of birth).

2. Collect specimen from ectocervix using plastic spatula.

3. Rinse spatula in PreservCyt solution by swirling spatula vigorously into vial 10 times. Discard spatula.

4. Next, obtain specimen from endocervix using cytobrush.

5. Rinse brush in PreservCyt vial by rotating brush 10 times while pushing against side of vial.

6. Swirl brush vigorously as final step to further release material. Discard brush.

7. Tighten cap on vial.

8. Record patient's name and identification number on vial.

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesAmbient (preferred)42 days
 Refrigerated 42 days