From the smallest biopsy specimen to the largest resection, our Group offers a complete pathologic assessment for the submitting urologist. We service biopsy specimens submitted to PDL pathology with supporting immunohistochemistry where required. Urine cytology specimens may be submitted to an outside laboratory for Urovysion analysis ,a FISH-based chromosome assesment of cancer more sensitive and specific than routine urine cytology. Large resection specimens include a prognostic summary at the end of the report, as required by the ACOS-approved Cancer Program at Cottage Hospital.
Turnaround time for our specimens is generally within 48 hours, unless their a a complicating situation with the specimen. In these cases, the urologist will be informed of the delay.