GYN/Pap Smear Collection

PROCEDURE:

Taking samples using the ThinPrep (CYTYC) Collection Device:

Step 1

Insert endocervix brush or broom collection device into endocervical canal deep enough to allow outer bristles to fully contact ectocervix. Push gently and rotate collection device five (5) full turns in a clockwise direction.

Step 2

Rinse collection device in PreservCyt Solution (CYTYC) by pushing the device’s tip into the vial’s bottom ten (10) times to release material. Swirl collection device vigorously to release more material.

Step 3

Discard collection device.

Step 4

Ensure that all requisition and containers are completely labeled and put into a biohazard bag.

Step 5

Close vial securely by turning the cap until the tick-line on cap passes tick-line on vial. Place specimen in your normal CAP-Lab collection specimen pick-up area. If you do not have a regular CAP-Lab pick-up please us 517-372-5520 to schedule a pick-up.

Step 6

IF ONLY TESTS OTHER THAN A PAP TEST ARE BEING REQUESTED, PLEASE ANNOTATE THIS VERY CLEARLY ON THE REQUISITION.

Note:  Testing for Pap Tests, GC, Chlamydia and HPV may be done from these samples.

Taking samples using the SurePath™ (TRIPATH) Collection Device:

Step 1

Insert the Rovers Cervex-Brush® into the endocervical canal.  Apply gentle pressure until the bristles form against the cervix.  Maintaining gentle pressure, hold the stem between the thumb and forefinger.   Rotate the brush five times in a clockwise direction.

Step 2

Placing your thumb against the back of the brush pad, simply disconnect the entire brush from the stem into the SurePath™ preservative vial.

Step 3

Place the cap on the vial and tighten.  Label the vial and lab requisition form with the patient name and/or number, physician name and date collected.

Step 4

Place specimen in your normal CAP-Lab collection specimen pick-up area. If you do not have a regular CAP-Lab pick-up please us 517-372-5520 to schedule a pick-up.

Step 5

IF ONLY TESTS OTHER THAN A PAP TEST ARE BEING REQUESTED, PLEASE ANNOTATE THIS VERY CLEARLY ON THE REQUISITION.

Note: Testing for Pap Tests, GC, Chlamydia and HPV may be done from these samples.