What is pathology?
Pathology is the study of disease and involves the examination of tissues, organs, bodily fluids and autopsies in order to understand and diagnose disease. Most importantly, pathology is the unique bridge that brings science and its advances to the practice of medicine. Pathologists work with other doctors, scientists, nurses and healthcare professionals in hospitals and clinics to achieve the best care for your diagnosis.
Can I talk to a pathologist?
Pathology is considered a non-patient facing practice. However, pathology may well be the most important piece of the puzzle when it comes to your diagnosis and treatment. Your doctor or health care provider will send your biopsy or specimen to one of our pathologist-physicians for interpretation. A report is then sent to your doctor, usually within 36 to 48 hours, so that he or she may utilize the results in your care. Always ask your health care provider for the pathology report with explanation of the results. If there are further questions, your health care provider can contact us to further discuss the results impacting your care.
Can I ask for my specimens to go to a specific Pathology group?
Yes, but you may want to see if your insurance plan has any preferred provider restrictions. Dominion Pathology Associates works closely with Quest Diagnostics to process specimens for interpretation.
Does my insurance cover testing?
Dominion Pathology Associates is contracted with most insurance companies; however, in the event your insurance plan does not cover a particular service offered, self-pay options are available. Please contact our billing office (XIFIN) for more details at 844-298-5424.