Cytology, Gyn Exam - Pap Test
Epic code: LAB8240
Order form: Epic Req
Downtime form: A-1a Doctor-Provider Orders - Pathology Cytopathology
Cytopathology
5222 RCP
356-2517
Specimen(s):
Cervical/Endocervical/Vaginal Cells in Fluid Collection Media
Minimum:
One collection vial with detached Cervex-brush(broom)head in 
proprietary fixative solution. Collection kits (SUREPATH) are 
available from Processed Stores.

See collection video link listed below. This video is 9 min 45 
seconds and will take you through the step by step collection 
procedure.
Turn Around Time:
5 working days
Reference Range:
Normal Result is: Negative for intraepithelial lesion or malignancy.
Comments:
Complete patient history must accompany the specimen:  Provide 
age, specimen source, last menstrual period, type of hormones being 
received, IUD, abnormal bleeding, previous abnormal smears, 
chemotherapy and/or radiation. Be sure and label the collection 
container with the patient's name and medical record number. The 
sample container should contain the detached head of the broom (see 
Sample Collection Instruction Video).



Methodology:
Cervical/Endocervical/Vaginal cells collected in a preservative fluid, automated liquid based preparation (AutoCyte PREP); manual screening under physician supervision.
CPT Code:
Screening Liquid Based Pap test HCPCS codes:
     G0123 (technical)
     G0124 (physician code if abnormal)

Diagnostic Liquid Based Pap test CPT codes:
     88142 (technical)
     88141 (physician code if abnormal)
 
See also:
Pap Smear, Cervical/Vaginal Smear