Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

THINPREP PAP

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: Screen: EPIC6645. Diagnostic: EPIC6646         Geisinger Epic ID: Screen 19360. Diagnostic 19376

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Gynecologic specimens (cervical screening)
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
ThinPrep vial with rinsed spatula, brush or broom.
Special notes:
The collection device is rinsed in the PreservCyt but not submitted in the vial.
Patient preparation:
No vaginal lubricants to be used prior to collection of thin-prep specimen.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
The ThinPrep vial is labeled with two identifiers (patient name and medical record number). After sampling, the spatula, brush or broom is swished and swirled in the PreservCyt solution. The vial with cellular suspension is submitted to the laboratory. The collection device is not submitted in the vial. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Rejection criteria:
Inadequate patient identifiers on specimen, unlabeled specimen, discrepancy between patient specimen and requisition information, improper collection.

TEST DETAILS
Interpretation guide:
Updated Consensus Guidelines for managing abnormal cervical cancer screening tests and cancer Precursors algorithms.
CPT code(s):
88142
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Cytologic evaluation.
Methodology:
Microscopic Examination
Synonyms:
Pap, Pap screen, Pap diagnostic
Liquid-based Pap
ThinPrep, Thinlayer Pap
Cytology, Cervical screening, Vaginal screening
Cytyc, PreservCyt solution
Clinical significance:
Cervical screening for the detection of premalignant lesions of the cervix which can be eradicated, thus reducing the occurrence of carcinoma of the cervix.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Sara Monaco MD    
Review Date: 11/10/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Cytology
Technical Lead: Michele Zelonis
Frequency: Monday-Friday
Performed stat? No

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Cytology
Technical Lead: Lisa DiPippa    
Frequency: Monday-Friday    
Performed stat? No

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital

Performing laboratory: Cytology
Technical Lead: Rebecca Havice  
Frequency: Monday-Friday    
Performed stat?
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