Cytology, ThinPrep PAP


  • PAP
  • ThinPrep PAP

Performing Laboratory

Cleveland Clinic Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Volume Type Container Collect Temperature Transport Temperature Special Instructions
OneFluid PAPThin Prep   

Days Performed

Mon - Fri

Turnaround Time

3 - 5 days


Name Description

Reference Range

Cytology, ThinPrep PAP
Sex Age From Age To Type Range Range Unit
       Refer to report and evaluation for atypical cells suspicious or diagnostic of malignancy. 

Special Info

Label Thin Prep sample vial with patient's name and unique identifier. Collect the sample by scraping the ectocervix circumferentially with a plastic scraper and rotating a cytobrush in the endocervical os. Rinse both devices thoroughly in the Thin Prep vial. Cap vial tightly and send to laboratory. HPV DNA and GC/Chlamydia tests, molecular detection methodologies, can be performed on the ThinPrep pap test sample submitted to the Cytology Laboratory in CYTYC ThinPrep PreserveCYT solution. REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW: Specimen must be accompanied by Cytology requisition or electronic equivalent, giving patient's name, age, clinic number, last menstrual period, attending physician, clinical diagnosis including patient's pertinent medications, time, date and source of specimen submitted. Indicate if it is a screening pap, high risk screening pap or diagnostic pap smear (I.C.D - 9 code required).Also, refer to HPV DNA Assay or GC/Chlamydia Amplification.

Clinical Info

Evaluation for atypical cells suspicious or diagnostic of malignancy