Cervical/vaginal ThinPrep® - screening

Alphabetical Test listing

Cervical/vaginal ThinPrep® - screening-6293D

Cervical/vaginal ThinPrep® - screening

Patients should refrain from using over-the-counter lubricants and vaginal medications 48 hours prior to the collection of any Pap sample.

Cervical/vaginal cells
  • The cervical/vaginal specimen must be obtained under direct vision after introduction of the speculum.
  • Use of lubricants is not recommended.
    • If lubricant must be used, it should be carbomer free and applied sparingly on the outer portion of the speculum.

Lubricant compatibility list

Additional patient Information Needed:

  • Last menstrual period
  • previous pap
  • pertinent history

Collection instructions

Specimen collection training bulletin



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.


ThinPrep® Vial

  • GYN Cytology request

Ambient - 6 weeks

30 days
  • Unlabeled ThinPrep® vial
  • Leaking specimen if label has been rendered unreadable
AHL - Cytology: Y
Mo - Fr
9 days, excluding weekends and holidays

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