AnMed Laboratory Services


PAP Smear - Gynecological Conventional Smear  (Pap Screen)

Synonyms:  Conventional Pap
Specimen:  Cervical, endocervical and vaginal scrape; endocervical aspirate.
                        Volume:  1 slide
Minimum Volume: 
Collection:  Fix slides appropriately and transport to the laboratory in slide folders. Maintain at room temperature.
Rejection Criteria:  Unfixed slide; improper labeling.
Reference Range:  Negative
Methodology:  Microscopic examination
Test Use:  Detection of abnormal and/or malignant cells; aid in diagnosis of genital infections
Additional Information:  Adequacy of specimen and presence of factors which could limit interpretation are noted in report
Testing Includes:  Routine cytologic evaluation of smears.
Testing Facility:  AnMed Laboratory