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Cytopathology Services

Cytopathology Services is open Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm; Call Client Services 804-828-PATH (828-7284); 1-800-363-9234

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Cytopathology services offers expert cytologic interpretation and consultation of gynecological, non-gynecological and fine needle aspiration (FNA) specimens with the ultimate goal of attaining the most accurate and complete diagnosis possible. We utilize the most advanced technologies available including light microscopy, immunocytochemistry, special stains and liquid base mono-layer pap smear preparation (SurePath).

We additionally offer FNA services to the VCU Medical Center hospitals and clinics and to patients referred from physicians for FNA to our Cytodiagnosis Center. Please click here to request a FNA

Turnaround Time

A preliminary interpretation of Fine Needle Aspirations is offered within 30 minutes. FNA final results are available within 3-7 days and are subject to any required ancillary studies.

Gynecological: 2-5 days; Nongynecological: 3-5 days; Fine Needle Aspiration: 3-7 days. 
Turnaround times on all final interpretations are subject to ancillary studies that may need to be performed.    

Tests Performed

  • Light microscopy utilizing routinely both Papanicolaou and Diff-Quik stains; special stains and immunocytochemistry when necessary
  • Conventional and liquid based pap smear preparations
  • Cell block preparation on body fluids and fine needle aspiration specimens when possible
  • Superficial Fine Needle Aspiration Service
  • Consultation service on all types of cytologic cases

Specimen Handling

Client Services 804-828-PATH (828-7284); 1-800-363-9234
All pertinent information available upon request.

Special Instructions

All Cytology specimens must be properly labeled with patient's full name, medical record number, source of material and must be accompanied by HIS specimen pick up sheet/label or manual requisition with all requested information provided. An order needs to be placed in the computer system for all specimens along with pertinent clinical history, differential diagnosis and other details. Patient's last name must be written in pencil on all glass slides submitted.

The Anatomic Pathology Receiving area is located at the MCV campus in the Gateway Building, 1200 E. Marshall Street, 6th floor, Rm. 6-110, (804) 828-9739.

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Bryce Hatfield, MD [View Image]

Bryce Hatfield, MD

Surgical Pathology & Cytopathology

Bryce Hatfield, MD [View Image]

Bryce Hatfield, MD

Surgical Pathology & Cytopathology

Pathology

Assistant Professor of Pathology

Email: Bryce.Hatfield@vcuhealth.org

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Adele Odine Kraft, MD [View Image]

Adele Odine Kraft, MD

Cytopathology & Anatomic Pathology

Adele Odine Kraft, MD [View Image]

Adele Odine Kraft, MD

Cytopathology & Anatomic Pathology

Pathology

Associate Professor of Pathology

Email: Adele.Kraft@vcuhealth.org

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Valentina Robila, MD, PhD [View Image]

Valentina Robila, MD, PhD

Surgical pathology & Cytopathology

Valentina Robila, MD, PhD [View Image]

Valentina Robila, MD, PhD

Surgical pathology & Cytopathology

Pathology

Assistant Professor
Director of Surgical Pathology Fellowship

Email: Valentina.Robila@vcuhealth.org

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Sadia Sayeed, MD [View Image]

Sadia Sayeed, MD

Surgical Pathology & Cytopathology

Sadia Sayeed, MD [View Image]

Sadia Sayeed, MD

Surgical Pathology & Cytopathology

Pathology

Assistant Professor of Pathology;
Director of Cytopathology

Email: Sadia.Sayeed@vcuhealth.org

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Austin Blackburn Wiles, MD [View Image]

Austin Blackburn Wiles, MD

Autopsy & Cytopathology

Austin Blackburn Wiles, MD [View Image]

Austin Blackburn Wiles, MD

Autopsy & Cytopathology

Pathology

Assistant Professor of Pathology; Director of Autopsy;
Medical Director of Decedent Affairs

Email: Austin.Wiles@vcuhealth.org

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