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SUREPATH W/ASCUS REFLEX TO HPV

Test Code

14584X

CPT Code(s)

88142

Preferred Specimen(s)

SL
PAP SAMPLE COLLECTED WITH A CYTOBROOM. CYTOBROOM TIP
SUBMITTED IN A SUREPATH VIAL. ALCOHOL BASED SOLUTION
THAT SERVES AS PRESERVATIVE AND TRANSPORT MEDIA FOR
GYNECOLOGICAL SAMPLES.

Minimum Volume

N/A

Transport Container

SUREPATH VIAL

Transport Temperature

ROOM TEMPERATURE

Specimen Stability

ROOM TEMPERATURE: 4 WEEKS
REFRIGERATED: 6 MONTHS

Methodology

MICROSCOPY

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics
3714 Northgate Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95834

Clinical Significance

LIQUID BASED PAP TESTING IS INTENDED FOR USE IN THE
SCREENING AND DETECTION OF CERVICAL CANCER, PRE-CANCEROUS
LESIONS, ATYPICAL CELLS AND ALL OTHER CYTOLOGIC CATEGORIES
AS DEFINED BY THE BETHESDA SYSTEM FOR REPORTING RESULTS OF
CERVICAL CYTOLOGY. PAP SCREENING IS NOT RELIABLE FOR THE
DETECTION OF ENDOMETRIAL CANCER.

Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

LOINC assignment is based on a combination of test attributes, including the method used by the performing laboratory. For tests not performed by Quest Diagnostics, codes are assigned by the performing laboratory.

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