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PAP Smear Monthly Summary Report

 

Each month the cytology department will forward to each submitting physician a list of all patients who have had abnormal PAP smear results signed out during the previous month. This report serves as an adjunctive quality assurance mechanism to help track patients that may require clinical follow-up.

CLIENT ALERT NOTIFICATION OF PATIENT ABNORMAL PAP RESULT

Our technical staff will verbally notify your office when a patient has a PAP smear that is diagnosed as a High-grade Squamous Intraepithelial lesion (HGSIL) or when a malignant diagnosis is rendered.

LABORATORY REQUEST FOR PATIENT FOLLOW-UP

Periodically the PLA Cytopathology Department will send a form requesting follow-up on certain abnormal smears (ASC-H r/o HSIL, LSIL, HSIL) for which there is no corresponding clinical follow-up information or tissue biopsy in the PLA laboratory records for correlation with the cytology results. This follow-up is an integral part of our quality assurance program and is one way to help ensure that we are providing the clinician with consist accurate diagnostic reports that meet the highest standards for quality patient care.

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