Cytopathology

The Cytopathology Service currently accessions approximately 26,000 gynecologic and 12,000 non-gynecologic specimens (including 3,200 fine-needle aspiration specimens) annually. Liquid-based preparations (ThinPrep ®; Hologic, Bedford, MA) are most commonly prepared for gynecologic Pap tests by the technical staff, cytotechnologists, and cytopathologists dedicated to this service.  Non-gynecologic specimens processed by our laboratory include exfolative cytology specimens (e.g., effusions, ascites, urines, bronchoalveolar lavages, etc.) and fine-needle aspiration (FNA) specimens for palpable lesions and deep-seated lesions (e.g., endobronchial ultrasound-guided mediastinal/hilar lymph node FNAs, endoscopic ultrasound-guided pancreatic FNAs, computed tomography-guided FNAs, ultrasound-guided thyroid FNAs, etc).  Fine needle aspiration of palpable lesions are routinely performed both as scheduled procedures and on an emergent basis based on referrals from our clinical colleagues.   

DIRECTOR:
Judy Pang, M.D.

FACULTY:
Robertson D. Davenport, M.D.
Xin Jing, M.D. (Director of Cytopathology Fellowship)
Judy Pang, M.D.
Amer Heider, M.D.
Madelyn Lew, MD

SUPERVISOR: 
Kalyani Naik, MS, SCT (ASCP)

LEAD CYTOTECHNOLOGIST:
Brian Smola, CT (ASCP)

Requisitions: available on patient floors and in clinics (as requested).

To speak to a cytopathologist, or to schedule a fine needle aspirate, call Surgical Pathology at 936-6799.
For other questions, contact the Cytopathology Laboratory: 936-6796.

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Room 2F424UH, Ann Arbor, MI 48109