LIS Mnemonic: P
Department: CYTOLOGY
Container: Methodology: ThinPrep Fixative (provided by Cytology).
Transport: Room temperature
CPT-4: 88142
Comments: Order screening or diagnostic pap smear, include source and pertinent clinical information on a cytology requisition. Rinse the brush as quickly as possible in the PreservCyt Solution by rotating the device in the solution 10 times while pushing against the PreservCyt vial wall. Swirl the brush vigorously to further release material. Discard the brush. Additional collection information is available upon physician's request. The College of American Pathologist (CAP) requires the laboratory to educate providers of cervicovaginal specimens that the pap test is a screening test for cervical cancer with an inherent false negative rate (see CAP regulation CYP.06466). Methodology: Thinprep.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.