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Test Code LAB1766 Pap Cytology Screening

Additional Codes

PAP Scrn

Clinical System Name

Pap Cytology Screening


Gynecology Final Report; Pap Smear

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Cells

Container(s): Pap Cytology Kit

Preferred Vol: See note

Minimum Vol: See note


Note: Obtain Pap Pak and Harborview Medical Center Cytology - The Thin Prep can be obtained from the ivory bin supply at the Springbrook Clinic. Using a "Pap stick," take a scraping from the endocervix, cervix and posterior vaginal puddle. Smear on a clean slide. Using a pencil, label slide and place in labelled Pap Pak slide holder. Complete Cytology - Pap requisition. Place small label from requisition on Pap Pak slide holder.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: RT

Storage location: Put Pap Pak (containing glass slide), copy of Children's requisition (if submitted), and all copies of the Harborview Medical Center requisitions in the CPA Room Temp Send Outs rack.


Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room Temp


  Refrigerated Unacceptable
  Frozen Unacceptable



STAT Performed TAT
N   1 - 2 w


Performing Laboratory

Harborview Medical Center

Pathology's Cytology Laboratory

325 9th Ave

Seattle, WA 98104


Phone: (206) 744-3150


Department: Send Outs

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

CPT Codes



Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified

Reference Range

Interpretative report provided.

Send Out Instructions

Reference Test Name: Cytology Testing
Reference Lab Test Code:



Label Pap Pak and Harborview Medical Center requisition with Cerner label. Forward requisition to Pathology Administration Staff box. Place Pap Pak and Harborview Medical Center requisition in UWMC specimen bag; send room temperature Monday - Friday with UWMC Courier.