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Test Code PAP Scrn Pap Cytology Screening

Clinical System Name

Pap Cytology Screening


Gynecology Final Report

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.


Off-site collection:


Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp


  Refrigerated N




STAT Performed TAT
N Collected daily 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




Reference Range

Interpretative report provided.




Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified

CPT Codes


Send Out Instructions

Reference Test Name: Cytology Testing
Reference Test Number:



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.