Cytopathology


Overview

Aurora Diagnostics LMC Pathology Services (ADX LMC) has a full-service Cytology department that provides consultative expertise in gynecologic and nongynecologic cytology.

Gynecologic Cytopathology

ADX LMC is dedicated to providing timely, high quality medical care for women. To that end, all of the gynecologic cytology specimens received by our laboratory are interpreted by board-certified cytopathologists. ADX LMC performs interpretations of liquid-based pap smears (including Thin-Prep® and SurePath) we utilize the ThinPrep® Imager. Turnaround time on these specimens is rapid and most of our clients receive their final reports within 48 - 72 hours of receipt of the specimen by our laboratory.

ADX LMC prides itself on providing personalized service for its Ob/Gyn clients. Below are just a few examples of the way
that ADX LMC tries to help our individual clients streamline their practices and facilitate their patient care.

Most of ADX LMC's physician clients request reflex high risk HPV testing on all Pap smears with a diagnosis of atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS). However, ADX LMC recognizes that some physicians prefer to
establish different algorithms for HPV DNA testing, based upon parameters such as patient age or clinical history.
ADX LMC will accommodate these individual preferences in order to provide HPV testing that is personalized to every physician. Our goal is to help each one of our clients streamline their patient care by providing individualized,
personalized testing services

Nongynecologic Cytopathology

ADX LMC offers a comprehensive array of consultation services in nongynecologic cytopathology, including respiratory cytology, body cavity cytology, and urinary tract cytology. ADX LMC also interprets fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology specimens from all body sites, including thyroid gland, lung, liver, lymph node, and kidney. In addition to performing morphologic interpretation, ADX LMC offers a collection of ancillary tests, such as immunocytochemistry, microbiologic assays, and flow cytometric immunophenotyping, when these tests are deemed necessary to confirm a diagnosis or to select an appropriate therapy.

ADX LMC cytopathologists are available to perform in-office tutorials for those clients who would prefer training in the preparation of smears and handling of FNA specimens.

Turnaround time for most nongynecologic cytology specimens is 24-48 hours.