Our Cytology Department diagnoses many thousands of gynecological (PAP smears) and non-gynecological specimens per year. Our dedicated staff of cytopathologists, with many years of experience, support our committed team of certified cytotechnologists. We use automated liquid-based ThinPrep technology, and are fully supported for cell blocks and special studies by our histology and IHC laboratories.
Benefits of the liquid-based technology:
Easy collection protocol
Specimen quality significantly improved over conventional pap smear preparation.
Significantly more effective than conventional pap smears for the detection of high grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL).
Benefits of the T-5000 Autoloader
1 Chain of Custody Processing for all specimens
Slide etched from barcode on specimen vial
Etched barcode is read by the Imager Duo and automated microscopes to continue 1 chain of custody throughout the entire process.
Computer Assisted Pap Smears:
Utilizing the Hologic Imager Duo and automated microscopes, we are able to offer the best combination of professional skills, as well as computer-assisted technology in the fight against cervical cancer.
Benefits of Imaging:
Enhances review capabilities.
Highlights abnormalities that may otherwise be overlooked.
Reduces false negatives.
Increase the detection of HSIL.
Enhances sensitivity and improves specificity.
Follow-up letters on high grade results
Correlation of biopsies and pap results
Monthly statistical reports to include percent of unsatisfactory, abnormal and negative cases
Our Cytology department also performs testing on non-GYN, including:
Fine Needle Aspirates
Body Cavity fluids
Brushings, needle smears and punches from all varieties of radiologically guided procedures