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
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
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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