Specimen Requirements

Title

THIN PREP PAP SMEAR

Specimen Requirement

See Collection instructions

Methodology

Stability

Reference Range

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Turnaround

Clinical Use

The combination of a Pap test and a high-risk HPV assay can be used screening of women over age 30 for cellular changes of the cervix. Knowing whether or not a woman is infected with high-risk HPV is added information that will help physicians detect and treat early cell changes that might eventually lead to cervical cancer. Both the Pap and high- risk HPV test results should be used along with a complete medical history and an evaluation of other risk factors to help physicians determine what kind of follow-up is necessary.

Test Code

TPP