Laboratory: Cytology
Test Name:
Test Code: GCYT
Clinical Information:
Fix smear immediately using Cytology spray fixative.
In pencil, label frosted end of slide(s) with patient’s first name, last name and PHIN.  Identify all out-of-province PHINs.
Include all pertinent clinical information including last menstrual period.
IMPORTANT:  Conventional Pap supplies are no longer available from your referral Cytology laboratory.  Supplies for Pap Smears (LBC) can be ordered using DSM policy 170-10-19.
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required: Cervical, vaginal or vault scrapings. A satisfactory pap smear should be sent including transformation zone.
Reference Values:
A descriptive report will be issued.
0800 - 1630 HSC; 0800 - 1600 SBH; 0800-1615 WL
See Also:
More Information:
All specimens must be properly labeled with appropriate patient identification.  All specimens must be accompanied by a fully completed Cytology requisition.  Pertinent information including patient demographics, clinical history, physician’s name, and specimen type is required as per DSM Specimen Acceptance Policy 10-50-03.  See also Cytology specific requirements within policy.