Laboratory & Pathology
Our professional staff of technologists and support personnel are led by lifetime board-certified anatomic and clinical pathologists. Our highly trained and dedicated team is committed to putting the patient first. We offer excellent clinical consultation as well as assistance in problem solving.
As part of Centura Health, we are part of a larger group that includes pathologists with subspecialties in hematopathology, cytopathology, dermatopathology, and microbiology.
A broad range of tests using advanced instrumentation and technically proven methodologies with delivery of rapid and accurate laboratory results is available. These include:
- Anatomic pathology
- Clinical chemistry, urinalysis, and immunoassay
- Flow cytometry
- Molecular pathology
- Transfusion service
Diagnostic evaluation for cancer has improved dramatically with the development of high-speed, high-accuracy scanning and other imaging equipment. A great number of new techniques have been developed in obtaining tissue samples through procedures that may not require actual surgery. Extremely sensitive, specific stains for cancers have been developed to determine more about the way in which a certain cancer may behave. Blood tests also help in determining types of cancer and responses to treatment.
A variety of diagnostic imaging tests may be required to completely diagnose your cancer. Learn more about our diagnostic imaging.
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To learn more about our Breast Center of Excellence or to schedule a screening/consultation appointment, contact us.
Tumor Conferences: A Team Approach to Treatment
Developing the appropriate cancer treatment for each individual patient takes an entire team of cancer care and support professionals. Tumor conferences held at St. Mary-Corwin are an opportunity for cancer specialists, primary care physicians, pathologists, radiologists and surgeons to contribute to the care and treatment of each patient. Weekly conferences allow physicians to talk with one another about diagnostic and treatment issues for each case, so that the managing physician can develop a customized treatment plan.