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THIN2
PAP SMEAR, THIN-PREP® COLLECTION METHOD, DIAGNOSTIC

Test Code THIN2 
Test PAP SMEAR, THIN-PREP® COLLECTION METHOD, DIAGNOSTIC 
Methodology Monolayer Technology 
Description Useful for the evaluation of inflammatory, infectious, or benign proliferative conditions; screening of unsuspected or confirmation of suspected atypia; prelignant or malignant changes; follow-up of patients with known and/or treated premalignancy or malignancy.

NOTE: The Pap smear is a screening test designed to aid in the detection of premalignant and malignant conditions of the uterine cervix. It is not a diagnsotic procedure and should not be used as the sole means of detecting cervical cancer. Both false-positive and false-negative results do occur.

NOTE: This test, when ordered on Medicare patients, is subject to the CMS Medicare Coverage Issues Manual (MCIM) policy "PAP Smear (Diagnostic)". Please verify that the diagnosis code (ICD-9) you have chosen demonstrates medical necessity for the test as documented in the physician's patient record. The CMS web site or the NorDx Limited Coverage Documentation Guide are available to assist you with this verification. A properly executed Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) must be submitted with the specimen if medical necessity is not demonstrated by the ICD-9 code chosen.

Indications:
American Cancer Society HPV Screening Guidelines 

Specimen Rinse by swishing the appropriate collection device(s)
[brush/broom/spatula] at least 10 times into PreservCyt® solution vial supplied by NorDx.

NOTE:
1. LABEL THE PRESERVCYT® VIAL WITH THE PATIENT'S NAME (FIRST AND LAST), DATE OF COLLECTION, AND SOURCE OF SPECIMEN. UNLABELED SPECIMENS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.
2. Indicate whether Pap is routine, or diagnostic and support with the proper ICD codes on the requisition form.
3. Include all pertinent/relevent clinical information.

For additional collection information, see "Gynecologic (PAP) Smears (ThinPrep®)". 

Reference Values Interpretive Bethesda report.

ThinPrep© HPV Follow-up Recommendations... 

Analytic Time Varies 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Friday 
CPT Code(s) 88142  

Special Instructions