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Surgilube - The Only Approved Lubricant For the Hologic ThinPrep Pap Test

Posted by HUGO JEFFREY on Dec 7, 2016 11:03:51 PM

Why is Surgilube the only Lubricant that can be used with the Hologic ThinPrep Pap Test? 

Most lubricants use Carbomers or other thickening agents as part of their ingredients.  These Carbomers and thickening agents do not dissolve during the process of cell collection in liquid-based methods.  These undissolved ingredients increase the risk of contaminating or obscuring the cellular sample and causing a repeat Pap test to be required.

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Topics: Surgilube & ThinPrep Pap Test