The cervical specimen must be obtained under direct vision after introduction of the speculum. Use of lubricants is not recommended when collecting a specimen. If lubricant must be used, it should be carbomer free and applied aparingly on the outer portion of the speculum.
Additional patient information needed;
If you have collected a biopsy (cervical, vaginal, cervical polyp, etc.) and a ThinPrep® pap specimen on a patient on the same day, in order to facilitate correlation of the results of ThinPrep® pap tests and biopsy specimens, the ThinPrep® specimen should be submitted in a STAT Biohazard specimen bag to allow prioritization of the pap test.
Ambient - 6 weeks