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Test Name:Anal smear for cytology
Test Number:6301B Non-Gyn Cytology request
Collect:Anal cells
Alternate Collect:None
Container:ThinPrep: ThinPrep® vial
ThinPrep® and HPV: Co-collection with ThinPrep® vial and separate Digene STM collection kit.
Processing:Submit fixed smears
Transport/Stability:Ambient
Alternate Names:Anal Cytology
Anal ThinPrep Cytology
Anal Non GYN
LAB6301B
Performing Lab:AHL - Cytology; Y
Days Set Up:Mo - Fr
Expected TAT:2 days
Ref. Ranges:Microscopic examination
Collection/
Processing Details:

You must indicate if specimen is for Anal ThinPrep® ONLY, Anal ThinPrep® and HPV, or HPV Only.

Anal ThinPrep®:
  1. Have ThinPrep® vial available prior to start of exam.
    · All specimens must be labeled with a minimum of two identifiers - preferably patient's name and date of birth.
    · The label must be on the container itself, not on the lid.
  2. Insert a water-moistened dacron fiber swab (preferred over cotton swab because it releases its cell yield more easily and the plastic handle is less likely to splinter or break) or a cytobrush into the anal canal 5-6 cm.
    · A swab of the peri-anal skin is an unsatisfactory sample for anal cytology evaluation.
  3. After collecting the specimen, place swab/brush directly into ThinPrep® vial, vigorously swirling the swab/brush while pressing against the wall of the vial.
  4. Discard Dacron swab/ brush and re-cap the ThinPrep® vial.
  5. Label the vial.
    · All specimens must be labeled with a minimum of two identifiers - preferably patient's name and date of birth.
    · The label must be on the container itself, not on the lid.
Anal ThinPrep and HPV:
If an HPV is requested in addition to the ThinPrep®, you must Co-collect the ThinPrep® vial and a separate Digene STM collection kit.

Refer to the HPV DNA high & low risk, anal/rectal (994/LAB994, Quest #17185x) for complete instructions.

Method:Microscopic examination
CPT Codes:88160
Date Created:03/02/2012
Revised Date:10/23/2018