The Cytopathology department at Dahl-Chase offers liquid-based Pap testing utilizing the SurePath Pap Test methodology to decrease
the number of unsatisfactory samples and reduce the need for repeat tests. In addition, this one collection vial provides a sample
to test for high-risk types of Human Papillomavirus (HPV). HPV testing is performed utilizing the Roche Cobas 4800 assay. Our
combined gynecologic report includes both a pap test interpretation and, if requested, HPV genotyping.
In addition to providing processing and screening services to our clients, we offer SurePath Pap Test Prep Only to outside facilities.
This service is designed for those who wish to offer SurePath Pap Test collection and interpretation, but whose volume does not support
the cost of processing. The referring laboratory maintains all communications with their clients, while Dahl-Chase provides a high-quality specimen to review.
Dahl-Chase provides enhanced interpretations of non-gynecologic specimens, including fine needle aspirations, from many body sites including bladder, GI tract,
lung, salivary gland and thyroid. To support the cytopathology diagnosis and to provide our clinicians with more information about their patient, our pathologists
utilize an array of in-house, state of the art techniques including immunohistochemistry, leukemia/lymphoma evaluation and EGFR/ALK.
All specimens must be labeled with the full patient name, second identifier (date of birth or medical record number), and source of the specimen.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday:
Cytopreparation, 6:00am – 10:30pm
Cytopathologists, 7:30am – 5:00pm
Cytopreparation, (207) 941-8263
Cytopathologist, (207) 941-8200
Click here for the current screening guidelines from the American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology