Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Gynaecological Conventional Smear for Cytology

Test Name: Gynaecological Conventional Smear for Cytology
Alternate Name(s): PAP Smear
Combined Cervical/Endocervical Smear
Endocervical Smear
Vaginal Smear
Laboratory: Cytopathology-UH
Specimen Type: Gynaecological: Conventional Smear

Smeared fixed slide
Collection Information: Click here for the External Client Cytology Collecton Method if you are not at LHSC or SJHC.
Test Schedule: Weekdays
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
1 week
Reference Range:  
Effective Date: 2005-08-01
Revised Date: 2012-08-02
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Clinical history is an important component for diagnostic interpretation.
Please check pertinent clinical information on the requisition.
Special Processing: Spray the smeared slide immediately with Cytology spray fixative.
Allow to dry before placing in the slide transport container.
Using a pencil label the frosted end of the smeared slide with the patient's name.
Unlabelled slides cannot be processed
Comments: Cytopathology Laboratory
Room A3-242
(519) 685-8500 x 36391/36392
Method of Analysis:  
Critical Information Required: Specimen slide must be spray fixed and labelled with the patient's name.
Storage & Shipment: Place the slide in a cardboard or plastic transport container.
Transport all specimens in a biohazard transport bag with the specimen in the ziploc area separating the requisition in the side pocket.
System Codes: 
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