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Non Gyn Cytology
supplies2.jpgPhysicians Laboratory receives many different types of non-gynecological specimens.  It is important that any specimen sent for cytologic evaluation be collected properly at the clinic or hospital laboratory.  A Reference Guide is available on this website for that purpose.  There are procedures available for downloading in the Forms section. 
If your physician is unsure of how to collect or fix a specimen please refer to the Reference Guide or call our Client Services number at 1-605-322-7212.  Many collection procedures are invasive to the patient and we want to be sure that specimens are optimally processed for the best results. 

Physicians Laboratory introduces UroVysionTM: Enhanced Bladder Cancer Detection

For more information regarding UroVysion testing, click on the link below:

UroVysion Overview

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Physicians Laboratory also offers Fine Needle Aspiration biopsy on-site if a clinician has a patient who needs evaluation of a lump or nodule.  Results are available within the hour whenever possible.  FNAs may be scheduled by calling our Client Services number at 1-605-322-7212. 
FNAs performed encompass a variety of body sites; i.e., breast, thyroid, salivary gland, and lymph nodes.
Advantages of Fine Needle Aspirations 
Because of its safety, cost-effectiveness and accuracy, it is often the first biopsy procedure of choice in evaluating a variety of different masses. FNA is much less invasive than traditional biopsy procedures because it utilizes a small needle to puncture the skin and obtain material. The sample is then examined by a pathologist under the microscope. 

Results  Adequate FNA results are generated in half an hour or less while the patient waits in the laboratory. Results are called to the attending physician. 
Many times the information provided by FNA may be used in determining the most appropriate form of treatment while the patient is still seeing his/her physician.