Anal Pap Smears

Anal cytology

Supplies:

Collection:

  1. USE UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS.
  2. Insert a water-moistened Dacron swab (or Cytobrush) 5-6 cm into the anus to insure sampling of the anorectal transformation zone.
  3. Slowly rotate the swab or brush in a cone-shaped arc while maintaining firm pressure against the mucosa until the device is withdrawn.
  4. Rinse the swab or brush as quickly as possible in the collection container.
  5. Rotate the brush 10 times while pushing against the container wall.
  6. Swirl the brush vigorously to further release material.
  7. Discard the brush.
  8. Secure the lid and label specimen container with the following:
Hologic bulletin for anal pap collection