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Cytology Histology Correlation of Pap Tests and Biopsies

An article¹ written in late 2023 describes the importance of having both Pap tests and cervical biopsies examined at the same institution for more accurate diagnoses and better patient care. It focuses on the concept of cytology-histology correlation (CHC). CHC...

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ALEXANDRA GILLESPIE, M.D.

From the Desk of Dr. G

Hello Everyone! As PathAdvantage (PA) enters its 23rd year of pathology practice, we all see the amazing advances in laboratory medicine that have occurred through the years. These advances further our ability to make the most accurate diagnosis for our patients. We doctors at PA closely...

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A Bit About Makeysha O’Neal

Meet Makeysha O'Neal, one of our dedicated Clinical Laboratory Support Specialists. Makeysha is a passionate team player who works each day to support the needs of her fellow coworkers and clients to solve problems and keep the day running smoothly. Her dedication to healthcare was sparked by Dr....

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​​A Painless Cervical Biopsy?

Due to updated study results and improvements over past methods since our 2019 post, we are sharing this topic again to highlight the latest advancements in painless cervical biopsy techniques. To ensure accurate diagnosis of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) or malignancy, liberal (all 4...

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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 for medical professionals who frequently...

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Where is My Endocervical Component?

The endocervical component in testing or transformation zone (TZ) is an area where the squamous and glandular epithelium meet and is the site of origin for most cervical neoplasia. The TZ may be easily visualized during the clinical examination, or it may be located high within the endocervical...

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The Urgent Threat of Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is the second most reported sexually-transmitted bacterial infection in the United States. The CDC estimates that 1.6 million new gonorrhea infections occur each year, and that half of those infections are resistant to at least one antibiotic. Gonococcal infections have critical...

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EMB Sampling Devices

Gynecologic cancers account for a significant proportion of deaths and disease in the United States. These include cervical, endometrial/uterine, ovarian, vaginal, and vulvar cancers.  Cervical cancer used to be both the most common gynecologic malignancy as well as the leading cause of...

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Introducing Our New Vaginal Health Test: MyPathAdvantage

Our team at PathAdvantage is excited to announce the launch of a new service, developed to assist clinicians to best serve their patients. Introducing an at-home vaginal test kit called MyPathAdvantage. New At-Home Vaginal Health Test Option for Patients MyPathAdvantage is designed with...

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CDC Reports That STD Rates Remain Far Too High

The CDC reports that sexually transmitted disease (STD) rates have continued to increase during the pandemic, despite the impact of COVID-19. Somewhat paradoxically, there was an initial decline of STD rates during the early months of the pandemic, however, this reflected the impact of COVID-19 on...

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