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Our pathologists' professional training is centered around providing daily, consistently excellent, accurate professional services to physicians and patients. In today's more competitive environment we must respond with improved service to raise the quality, efficiency and availability of the medical care we provide.

The combination of an independently owned local pathology group with deeply rooted traditions of professional excellence is an unparalleled inheritance and will always be the foundation for our continued growth and changing service needs.

Our laboratory is directed by Board certified pathologists. The pathologists are responsible for the laboratory on a full-time basis and are directly involved in ensuring that the laboratory's performance is meeting the needs of our referring physicians and patients.

Several of our pathologists serve regularly as voluntary members of the College of American Pathologists' Laboratory Accreditation Program inspection teams. This inspection activity affords the pathologist the opportunity to assure that Pathology Laboratories of Arkansas, P.A. is abreast of the latest developments in laboratory technology and quality assurance.

The laboratory also consists of a highly trained technical staff and medical laboratory technologists. Our pathologists, serving as the Laboratory Directors, ensure that our staff is able to provide the level of competency that patients and our referring physicians deserve. A variety of in-house programs and outside continuing educational programs are used to promote consistent, accurate and timely testing results.

Quality Controls and preventative maintenance are performed and recorded daily by our technologists. The Laboratory Director reviews these records to ensure accurate and reliable test results.

Monthly quality control meetings in which unusual cases are discussed are just another method utilized to ensure that both our pathologists and technologists are consistent and accurate in their diagnostic skills.

All laboratory reports are reviewed prior to distribution to ensure the transfer of high quality diagnostic and/or therapeutic information to the clinical decision maker. All charges are also reviewed to ensure that only services provided will be reflected on the billing statements.

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