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Gynecologic Pap Test, Liquid-based Preparation (ThinPrep)

ThinPrep Pap Test

Gynecologic Pathology

Test Code


CPT Code


Transport Temperature and Stability

Room temperature 5 weeks

Rejection Criteria

Insufficient cellular material, excessive lubricant, excessive blood, specimen past stability, expired media

Transport Container / Specimen

Gynecological specimen collected in a ThinPrep, Liquid Based Pap Vial, 20ml

Turn Around Time

2 - 5 days


  1. Collect gynecological sample from the cervix/endocervix using a broom-type or cytobrush/spatula sampling device.
  2. Twirl or swish device into a ThinPrep vial containing PreservCyt Transport medium. Discard collection device, do not leave in vial.
  3. Cap the vial tightly and label with two patient identifiers.

Test Setup

Monday - Friday (days)


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