Geisinger Medical Laboratories Test Catalog

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


Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: Screen: LAB4102. Diagnostic: LAB4103             Geisinger Epic ID: Screen 19360. Diagnostic 19376

Specimen type:
Gynecologic specimen (cervical screening)
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
SurePath vial of preservative fluid with collection device submitted in vial.
Special notes:
The cervical transition zone is sampled with the SurePath broom (long tines inserted into the cervical os and the broom twisted clockwise 4 times). The broom tip is then "popped off" the sample handle into the SurePath vial with preservative solution. The vial (with solution AND broom tip) is labeled with patient name and medical record number prior to submission to the laboratory.
Patient preparation:
No vaginal lubricants to be utilized prior to collection of thin-layer specimen.

Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Rejection criteria:
Inadequate patient identifiers on specimen, unlabeled specimen, discrepancy between patient specimen and requisition information, improper collection.

CPT code(s):
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:
Microscopic examination of Pap-stained thin-layer specimen.
Microscopic Examination
Pap, Thin Layer, Liquid-Based Pap, SurePath
Cytology, Pap Screen, Pap Diagnostic
TriPath, Cervical screening, Vaginal screening
Clinical significance:
Cervical screening for the detection of premalignant or malignant 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: 12/23/2022

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
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