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Anal Pap Smears
ThinPrep Pap Collection Vial
Dacron swab or Cytobrush (endocervical brush)
Requisition Form with insurance information and demographics
Note source as ‘anal pap’
If HPV molecular testing is required, check appropriate box on requisition form
USE UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS.
Insert a water-moistened Dacron swab (or Cytobrush) 5-6 cm into the anus to insure sampling of the anorectal transformation zone.
Slowly rotate the swab or brush in a cone-shaped arc while maintaining firm pressure against the mucosa until the device is withdrawn.
Rinse the swab or brush as quickly as possible in the collection container.
Rotate the brush 10 times while pushing against the container wall.
Swirl the brush vigorously to further release material.
Discard the brush.
Secure the lid and label specimen container with the following:
Patient’s first and last name
Date of birth
Date of collection
Source of specimen
Hologic bulletin for anal pap collection