GYNECOLOGIC AND NON-GYNECOLOGIC CYTOPATHOLOGY
The cytopathology laboratory is headed by a board certified cytopathologist. Members of the diagnostic team are internationally recognized for leadership in the development and application of molecular cytologic assays to detect HPV-mediated premalignant and malignant lesions of the cervix. Gynecologic and non-gynecologic specimens are processed and reported.
FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION CYTOPATHOLOGY
This laboratory performs and interprets fine needle aspiration of superficial masses in the thyroid, breast, and lymph nodes. Surface marker analysis is available. Referred patients are usually accommodated within a week, and in routine cases diagnoses are ready within 24 hours. If physicians choose to perform their own aspirations in consultation with the laboratory, slides, fixatives, mailers and forms are supplied. To assist physicians in achieving optimal results, laboratory staff is available for consultation on improving aspiration techniques. Telecytology is utilized for many of the endoscopy, bronchoscopy and CT guided-FNAs. The laboratory also provides routine gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytology screening.