Pacific Rim Pathology

Products of Conception

Products of conception (POC) are tissues that are created at conception that spontaneously miscarry. These tissues include chorionic villia, fetal membranes, or fetal tissue. Spontaneous miscarriages occur in 15% to 20% of all recognized human conceptions.

While there are many possible causes for a miscarriage, chromosomal anomalies can be identified in up to 50% of first-trimester miscarriages. As such, it is important to determine the possible chromosomal cause for the pregnancy loss

Testing at Pacific Rim Pathology

A Pap test does not directly test for cancer, or even HPV, but it allows for the discovery and detection of abnormal cell changes that are likely caused by HPV. 

At Pacific Rim Pathology, we utilize Hologic’s ThinPrep Pap Test to collect specimens from patients . 

To ensure that we can continue to provide excellent patient care, please review our ThinPrep Pap Collection Guide below on how to collect optimal samples from your patients.