RE: [Histonet] GYN Report Disclaimer

From:"Kevin Briggs"

The CAP Checklist item is as follows:

CYP.07582             Phase I   

Is there a policy to educate providers of cervicovaginal specimens that the Pap test is a screening test for cervical cancer with inherent false negative results?

NOTE:  The preferred mechanism is an educational note on all negative Pap test reports.  Other mechanisms include sending periodic educational information to providers, conference presentations, etc. 

Wherefore, the educational note, though the simplest, is only one of many ways to satisfy this requirement.  The note attached to our GYN reports reads:

"The gynecological Pap test is a screening test designed to aid in the detection of cervical cancer and its precursors.  Interpretation of the Pap test should not be used as the sole means of detecting cervical cancer."

	I hope this helps.

Kevin D. Briggs, MS, CT(ASCP)
Team Leader- Cytopathology/ Histopathology Services
Danville Regional Medical Center
142 South Main Street
Danville, VA 24541
Telephone: (434) 799-4470 ext.5451
Fax: (434) 799-2118

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Victor
Sent: Friday, March 25, 2005 11:44 AM
To: Rush, Joyce
Subject: Re: [Histonet] GYN Report Disclaimer

We are JCAHO and CAP accreditted and have no disclaimer on our reports. 
Is there something new that we need to be aware of?


Rush, Joyce wrote:

>I know that most of you are Histology folks but hope that you will pass this on to any clinical Cytology co-workers.  We are going from JCAHO to CAP for our surveys and need to add a report disclaimer to our GYN reports.  I'd appreciate as many samples as I can get so I don't have to reinvent the wheel.
>Thanks so much!
>Joyce A. Rush, BS, MT(ASCP) 
>Laboratory Manager 
>St Joseph's Medical Center 
>523 North Third Street 
>Brainerd, MN  56401 
>Office:218-828-7500   Fax:  218-828-7510 
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Victor Tobias
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University of Washington Medical Center
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