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Experienced, Board-certified Dermatopathologists

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Experienced, Board-certified Dermatopathologists

Our Services

At Pathology Associates of St. Thomas,  we help medical providers care for their patients by providing high-quality, descriptive reports. We provide a complete microscopic description on every case. The majority of cases are reported within 24 hours.

Our Laboratory

  • Team of five experienced, highly-trained dermatopathologists.
    • Two board certified in dermatology and dermatopathology
    • Three board certified in anatomic & clinical pathology and dermatopathology
  • Full service laboratory for all dermatopathology needs including:
    • Immunofluorescence
    • Extensive immunohistochemistry panels
    • Special stains
    • Molecular tests
  • Dermatopathologists hold medical licenses from multiple states.
  • All specimens are processed on site. We have a high-caliber histology staff who work closely with our dermatopathologists and are experienced in handling delicate specimens. Our laboratory excels at handling skin specimens, most of which are tiny. Our laboratory staff adheres to the highest quality standards.
  • Our laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and is CLIA certified.

Outstanding Customer Service

We take pride in our high level of customer service. We value our relationships with referring providers.  Our employees make every effort to ensure the pathology process goes smoothly for the clinician, the clinician’s staff and the patient.

How do we accomplish this?

  • Accurate, complete readings with cases typically reported within 24 hours. We routinely handle all types of dermatopathology cases including:
    • Routine cases
    • Stat cases
    • Slow MOHS
    • Consultations
  • We are ready to quickly meet the needs of our clients. All incoming phone calls are answered by a member of our staff. There should be no long wait times when calling our laboratory. We recognize that your time is valuable. If you want to discuss a case, we do everything we can to make that happen as quickly as possible.
  • We confirm that reports of significant diagnoses (melanomas, etc.) are received by the clinician.
  • There are numerous safeguards to track and care for each specimen to ensure proper delivery to our laboratory.
  • Our dermatopathologists are easily accessible and available to discuss patient cases.
  • We understand that practices have differing preferences regarding report delivery. We will deliver the report in the manner that the practice prefers (electronic interface, fax, etc.). Clinicians can also access reports by using a HIPAA compliant online portal.
  • Our dermatopathologists work together on difficult cases (to ensure that most accurate diagnosis is made).

Logistics & Support

We strive to make working with Pathology Associates of St. Thomas as convenient and easy as possible. Our staff provides the logistical support and client service to help you efficiently and effectively manage your pathology needs. We provide:

  • Arrangement of specimen pick up from any location.
    • Will work with practice to find the best courier option.
      • Laboratory has access to extensive courier routes.
      • Laboratory also uses overnight couriers (FedEx, UPS) for some practices.
      • Laboratory utilizes GPS tracking devices so that the location of shipment is known at all times.
  • Supply needs
    • Bottles
    • Bags
    • Paper requisitions (or interface)
    • Bins/boxes
    • Lockboxes
    • Shipping materials
    • Label printers
  • Flexibility to meet individual practice needs
    • Adaptability to dermatopathology report preferences
    • EMR agnostic
  • Professional and responsive customer service


In everything we do, patients are the top priority, and this applies to the financial aspects of our services. We work to ensure that our billing processes are as convenient as possible for patients. Our patient-centric processes include:

  • Using special stains, immunostains and molecular tests only when needed to obtain the most accurate diagnosis for the patient. The vast majority of cases can be handled without special studies.  We only utilize special studies when absolutely necessary, thus avoiding unnecessarily high bills for your patients.
  • Contracted with all major insurance carriers
  • Coordinating directly with payers to resolve out-of-network issues
  • Considering patient financial hardship
  • Offering self-pay discounts
  • Managing billing issues in-house
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