cytology

Our Cytology Department diagnoses more than 50,000 PAP smears per year. Our dedicated staff of cytopathologists, with many years of experience, supports our committed team of certified cytotechnologists. We are highly efficient in liquid-based ThinPrep technology with the newest equipment available.

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.

Services:

  • Follow-up letters on highgrade 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, some samples included are:
    • Fine Needle Aspirates
    • Body Cavity fluid
    • Tzanck Smear
    • Gastro-intestinal brushings
    • Bronchial brushings
    • Sputum Cytology