Smart Codes: A Smart Option
Choosing the right combination of test codes for cervical cancer screening and select sexually transmitted infections (STI) can take time away from seeing patients. That's why Quest Diagnostics created Smart Codes, which are available in addition to our standard menu of test codes. Smart Codes use a patient's age to determine which combination of HPV and CT/NG testing should be performed along with an Image-Guided Pap.
Our Smart Codes also take into consideration tests for patients whose risk factors are independent of age, but for whom you decide may need to be tested.
Smart Codes are consistent with ACOG† recommendations, making it easier than ever to order the tests that help protect your female patients.1-4
Cervical cancer screening and average risk for STIs (CT/ NG)
Cervical cancer screening and average risk for STIs (CT/ NG/ Trich)
CT/NG, Chlamydia trachomatis/Neisseria gonorrhoeae
TV, Trichomonas vaginalis
†ACOG=American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
1. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Annual Women’s Health Care: Well Woman Recommendations. https://www.acog.org/About-ACOG/ACOG-Departments/Annual-Womens-Health-Care/Well-Woman-Recommendations. Accessed June 4, 2018.
2. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Practice bulletin 168: clinical management guidelines for obstetrician-gynecologists: cervical cancer screening and prevention. Obstet Gynecol. 2016;128(4):e111-e130.
3. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Practice bulletin 140: clinical management guidelines for obstetrician-gynecologists: management of abnormal cervical cancer screening test results and cervical cancer precursors. Obstet Gynecol. 2013;122(6):1338-1367.
4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. STD & HIV screening recommendations. https://www.cdc.gov/std/prevention/screeningreccs.htm. Accessed June 4, 2018.