PL Bulletin

Lubricant and Pap Testing

Posted by: Sue Severson

Physicians Laboratory has recently experienced an increase in Unsatisfactory Pap test results due to interfering substances, e.g. lubricant.  The use of lubricants with the ThinPrep Pap is NOT RECOMMENDED. However, if a lubricant is absolutely necessary please consult the attached list for compatibility and collection instructions. Click Here for List


We have also included ordering information for the Avera Health Supply Chain.


We do our best to result out every specimen sent to us, however we all realize that patient care is the utmost priority and if we feel that we cannot render an accurate result because of the specimen quality we will request that it be re-collected.