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Behind The Bug Book: A Comprehensive Reference on Vaginal Health

Nearly 15 years ago, PathAdvantage published The Bug Book, a comprehensive resource covering vaginal health conditions, causative organisms, diagnoses and related treatments. The book answered a need for an accurate, up-to-date and easy-to-use reference...

A painless cervical biopsy?

To avoid under-diagnosis of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) or malignancy, liberal (all 4 quadrant) colposcopic biopsies are recommended. However, pain and traumatic bleeding are powerful demotivators to both the clinician and the patient in...

PathAdvantage Now Offers Culture and Sensitivity Testing

PathAdvantage now offers Culture and Sensitivity testing for urinary tract infections and yeast infections. We will be happy to supply you with collection media; there is a urine cup/vial kit available for UTIs, and the same red top swab used for GBS...

Your patient with persistent, positive high risk HPV…with persistent LSIL…with ASC-H…

One of the greatest challenges in cervical cancer screening is the sensitivity of the Pap test. The addition of high risk HPV to the Pap greatly improves sensitivity, at the cost of specificity. As described in this issue, an attempt at isolating patients at...

PathAdvantage is ready for yearly changes in patient insurance providers and plans

A Belated Happy New Year from our team to yours! With the New Year come changes to patient insurance providers and plans. PathAdvantage is ready for these changes and, as a reminder, is an in-network participating provider for ALL insurance products and...

Meet Dr. Clarissa Herrera

Dr. Clarissa Herrera is the most recent addition to our team of pathologists. Specialty trained and board certified in dermatopathology, she brings her expertise in vulvovaginal disease to PathAdvantage. Outside of PA, Dr. Herrera enjoys spending time with...

Meet Dr. Erika Fong

Dr. Erika Fong is originally from Mexico and came to the US after medical school graduation, where she completed her residency in Houston. Her subsequent surgical pathology fellowship was at Parkland Memorial Hospital, here in Dallas, with an emphasis in...

A bit about Calvin Smith

Calvin Smith has worked at PathAdvantage almost since it began. He is truly one of PA’s most valued, devoted and long-standing team members. Originally a courier, Calvin now works in the laboratory, in specimen accessioning and processing. Calvin is a man...

A bit about Trevor Black

The theme of this employee feature this month, is ‘strong and silent!’ Trevor Black has worked at PA since October of 2014. Originally from Rowlett, Trevor is a courier in the Grapevine, Bedford and Irving area. We are proud to have Trevor as part of our...

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Screening Recommendations

For your convenience the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for screening CT and NG are as follows: for chlamydial and gonorrhea infections the CDC recommends yearly testing of all sexually active women age 25 or younger, older women...