- 12/15/2009 - CDC Recommendation for Shiga-Toxin Testing
According to CDC, “Evidence indicates that STEC might be detected as frequently as other bacterial pathogens.” Also, “Many infections are missed with selective STEC testing strategies (e.g. testing only specimens from children, testing only during summer months, or testing only stools with white blood cells or blood).” Also, testing only for E. coli strain0157:H7 may not be adequate, because “Non-0157 STEC bacteria also are important causes of diarrheal illness in the United States”.
- 02/19/2009 - General Reasons for Pathologist to Seek Consultation
Generally surgical cases are reported out by the pathologist of record or after an intradepartmental review by another staff pathologist. Occasionally a much more aggressive review must be undertaken - this involves one of our pathologists requesting a formal consultation from another pathologist, generally a nationally recognized expert in the field.
- 01/02/2009 - Is it MRSA? Is it VRE? Is it GBS?
Having been identified as highly significant Healthcare-Associated Infections or HAI’s, detection of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) are regarded as very important events for hospital or nursing home based patients, often requiring isolation.
- 07/22/2008 - Colonoscopic Biopsy and the Pathological Diagnosis
A common practice among pathologists both specialists and generalists alike, is the interpretation of gastrointestinal biopsies.
- 07/12/2007 - Guidance To Physicians About Negative Biopsies and Positive Pap
What to do in the event, a HSIL pap is confirmed by pathologist on re-review? After cervical biopsies have been proven to be negative, an ECC should be the next step.
- 06/25/2007 - Multiple Options For Urine Cultures
Frequently clients of Doctors Laboratory, Inc. (DLI) ask "How can we place an order for a urine culture at the same time with urinalysis, but ONLY if the urinalysis is "Positive"?"
- 01/19/2007 - Mobile Pathology Services
In an effort to expand and broaden our services provided to the local community physicians, and to create a comradeship between physicians and DLI.s pathologists, Doctors Laboratory Inc. (DLI) would like to introduce to you mobile pathology services.
- 10/25/2006 - Doctors Laboratory Inc. Offers Web-Reporting and Direct Communication with Pathologist
In a world of global medicine, DOCTORS LABORATORY INC. is bracing itself to meet the demands of virtual telepathology and telemedicine to serve the needs of our physician clients and their patients. Telemedicine/ telepathology can be viewed as "medicine on the go," or simply "mobile medicine".
- 11/30/1999 - So Your Prostate Biopsy Showed Cancer, What's Next?
A biopsy of your prostate has been done by your urologist because of an abnormal PSA or digital rectal examination. Several areas of your prostate gland were sampled during the biopsy, submitted as needle cores of prostate tissue, and sent to our laboratory. A board-certified pathologist examined the biopsy cores under the microscope, and determined that there were cancerous cells present.