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  
 

There are 3 Smart Codes to choose from based on your testing needs

Cervical cancer screening and average risk for STIs (CT/ NG)

3 smart codes for pap screening

 

Cervical cancer screening and average risk for STIs (CT/ NG/ Trich)

3 smart codes for pap screening

 

CT/NG, Chlamydia trachomatis/Neisseria gonorrhoeae
TV, Trichomonas vaginalis

ACOG=American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

 

Use Quest Diagnostics Smart Codes to ensure your female patients are getting screened for cervical cancer and STIs as recommended.

 

References:

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.