SurePath Imaging Pap - Broom

Supply #C05 - SurePath w/ Broom
Test Code Test Name
18810 Pap
18811 Pap reflex HPV mRNA E6/E7 (age <21)
18813 Pap and HPV mRNA E6/E7 ages 30-65)
18828 Pap and HPV mRNA E6/E7,C. trachomatis, N. gonorrhoeae
18829 Pap & HPV mRNA E6/E7, reflex HPV 16,18/45
Genotype reflex when pap is negative and HPV is detected
Out of the Vial  
11361 Chlamydia trachomatis RNA, TMA
11362 Neisseria gonorrhoeae RNA, TMA
11363 Chlamydia/N. Gonorrhoeae RNA, TMA
90521 Trichomonas vaginalis RNA, Qualitative, TMA, PAP Vial
90569 Herpes Simplex Virus, Type 1 and 2 DNA, Real-Time PCR, Pap Vial

In instances where computer-assisted Pap testing is unable to make an evaluation, manual screening will be performed.

Pap results requiring physician interpretation will be performed at an additional charge.

Methodology: Liquid Based-Density Gradient Sedimentation

Clinical Significance: Liquid based Pap testing is intended for use in the screening and detection of cervical cancer, pre-cancerous lesions, atypical cells and all other cytologic categories as defined by the Bethesda System for Reporting Results of Cervical Cytology. Pap screening is not reliable for the detection of endometrial cancer.

Additional Preferred Specimens Collection:
Surepath® preservative fluid collected using Brush/Spatula

Collection Guide: 

Supply: C05 - SurePath w/ Broom

Includes in instances where computer-assisted Pap testing is unable to make an evaluation, manual screening will be performed. 

Pap results requiring physician interpretation will be performed at an additional charge.

Preferred specimen(s): Pap sample collected with a cytobroom. Cytobroom tip submitted in a SurePath vial. Alcohol based solution that serves as preservative and transport media for gynecological samples.

Minimum volume: Gynecological sample collected with cytobroom in routine manner and broom tip deposited in SurePath vial.


Insert the Rovers Cervix-Brush® into the endocervical canal. Rotate brush five times in a clockwise direction.


Drop the detachable head of the device into the SurePath™ vial.


Place the cap on the vial and tighten. Send the SurePath™ vial to the lab for processing.

Contraindication: The Cervex-Brush® should not be used on patients after the first 10 weeks of pregnancy.

Alternative specimen(s): None

Transport container: Surepath vial

Transport temperature: Room temperature

Specimen stability for Pap Testing:
  • Room temperature: 4 weeks
  • Refrigerated: 6 months
Specimen stability for CT/NG:
  • Room temperature: 14 days
  • Refrigerated: 14 days
  • Frozen: not established
Reject criteria:
  • Unlabeled vial
  • Leakage of fluid during transport
  • Mismatch between name of patient on vial and name on test requisition
  • SurePath (blue) vials without the head of the collection device(s) in the fluid.

For additional supply or collection device information, please contact DLO's Customer Service at (800) 891-2917, option 2.