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INTRODUCTION

The Cytopathology Laboratory at Pathology Laboratories of Arkansas, P.A. (PLA) is a full-service Cytopathology Department providing routine screening and diagnostic cytopathology services, including both gynecologic and non-gynecologic specimen types. Special studies can also be performed on non-gynecologic specimens that include the following: Flow cytometry, UroVysion FISH, bladder tumor associated antigen, and immunocytochemical studies.

The Cytopathology Department utilizes leading technology by offering Focal Point automated slide screening (AutoPap Primary Screening System), SurePath liquid-based Pap test (AutoCyte PREP System). Call the Cytopathology Department at (501) 202-1985 for more information concerning the available technologies.

Cytology services are provided through arrangements made with our Client Support Services at (501) 225-2760 or (888) 809-3730. Our Cytopathology Department includes three cytopreparatory technicians, four certified cytotechnologists (two certified as Specialist in Cytotechnology by the American Board of Clinical Pathology) and ten board certified pathologists (two are board certified in Cytopathology by the American Board of Pathology).

Together we strive to provide superior service to our physicians and patients with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness. Our goal is to constantly define and promote excellence in cytopathology and to provide the highest quality of patient care and client service. To achieve this goal we have developed a comprehensive quality assurance program which is closely overseen by the medical director (a board certified Cytopathologist) and an experienced cytotechnologist supervisor (a specialist in cytolopathology).

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