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Pathology

Experience You Can Trust

Synergy Laboratories recently acquired Pathology Laboratory Associates, Inc. We are a CLIA certified and CAP accredited state-of-the-art laboratory specializing in the accurate and rapid diagnosis of anatomic and cytopathology specimens. PLA has been providing Alabama with quality anatomic pathology for over 50 years.  

 

Our board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians specialize in GI/liver pathology, soft tissue/sarcoma pathology, breast pathology, and surgical pathology.

Cytopathology

Hematopathology

Dermatopathology 

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Proven Excellence in:

Liquid-based cytology, ThinPrep

 

Conventional cytology

 

Cytology with reflex to high-risk HPV (recommended by ACOG for evaluating ASC-US)

 

Cytology + high-risk HPV cotesting (recommended in patients age 30 & older)

 

High-risk HPV HPV 16 18/45 Genotype,

Aptima mRNA 

Leukorrhea Panel

 

Histology Biopsies

 

Molecular

 

Pathology

 

Non-gynecological specimens

Women’s Health | Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing

Chlamydia trachomatis

 

Neisseria gonorrhea

Trichomonas vaginalis

 

Leukorrhea Panel

(chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomonas) 

Women’s Cervical Cancer Screening Tests

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Liquid based cytology, ThinPrep

 

Conventional cytology

 

Cytology with computer assist

 

Cytology with reflex to high-risk

(recommended by ASCCP for evaluating ASC-US)

Cytology + high-risk HPV

(recommended in patients age 30 & older)

 

High-risk HPV

 

HPV 16 18/45 Genotype, Aptima mRNa

Non-Gynecological Specimen Tests

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Body cavity fluids/effusions and other fluids

 

Body cavity fluids, cellblock

 

Cyst fluids

 

Cerebrospinal fluid

 

Bladder washings

 

Urines

 

Breast nipple secretions

 

Bronchial brushings

 

Bronchial washings and lavages

 

Bronco-alveolar, special stains for pneumocytis & fungal organisms 

Bronco-alveolar lavages special stains for lipid-laden and hemosiderin laden A macrophages

 

Sputum

 

Esophageal & gastric brushings

 

Esophageal brushing for candida Tzanck prep, skin scraping for herpes viral inclusions

 

Joint/synovial fluids

 

Pelvic washings

 

Fine needle aspirations