Pap Tests: Please note that the Pap test
is a screening test for cervical cancer and its precursors with
an inherent false-negative rate.
Time: 1-7 days
Pathology Laboratories of Arkansas, P.A. utilizes the Bethesda
system terminology for reporting of cervical/vaginal cytology
smear results. Our gynecologic cytology reports utilize the following
1. A general categorization of the diagnosis:
Negative for Intraepithelial Lesion or Malignancy.
Other: See Interpretation/Result (e.g. endometrial cells
in a woman 40 > years of age).
Epithelial Cell Abnormality: See Interpretation/Result).
2. A statement regarding specimen adequacy.
3. Pathologist qualifying statement and recommendation, if applicable.
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