Since we are a full-service anatomic pathology lab specializing in podiatric medicine, we issue reports on a variety of specimens from the lower limbs including but not limited to: Bone, cysts, tumors, skin, soft tissue, nails, and foreign bodies. Our board certified pathologist’s reports assist in the treatment of degenerative issues, malignancies, fungus of the nail and skin, tendonitis, verrucae, or any other diseases.
For the diagnosis of onychomycosis and fungal studies, we utilize a KOH and PAS (Periodic Acid-Schiff) stain; this procedure tags the glycogen present in fungi and yeast. The traditional method of doing C & S Cultures shows that the microbiological method of swabbing the surface of the nail often results in a large percentage of false negatives (Journal of the APMA, Vol. 95 Number 3 258-263 2005). This is because the organisms are frequently within the nail substance and not on its surface. On the other hand, the KOH/PAS Stain process that we use tags the organisms that are within the nail. The positive yield is increased when the specimen is taken from obvious lesions and/or near the skin corner.
Our fungal biopsy reports on mycotic nails or skin are to demonstrate specifically the presence or absence of fungi, bacteria or yeast. The pathology report that provides identification of fungi is one of the requirements for many insurance companies in the treatment of mycotic nails. Clinical documentation and evidence is then available for your patients’ records.
Our testing accuracy is ensured by rigorous internal and external audits.
For quality assurance we follow CAP guidelines which requires strict adherence to proper handling, processing and reporting of all specimens.
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We supply all the necessary materials for the shipment of specimens, including individual mailing containers and padded envelopes.
We also pay all postage and shipping fees and have a variety of shipping options tailored to suit your office's needs.
We have been processing podiatric pathology specimens for 35 years.
Any hospital lab or large clinical lab that does everything but specializes in nothing will not give you the personalized service that we can give you.
Our board certified pathologists and technical specialists are readily available by telephone.
Caution: Specimen jars may contain formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is toxic if inhaled or swallowed. It is irritating to the eyes, respiratory system and skin. There is risk of serious damage to the eyes. It may cause cancer and repeated or prolonged exposure increases the risk. If formaldehyde accidentally contacts the eye or skin, wash immediately with large amounts of water and seek medical attention.
Established in 1982, Histology Associates is an independent laboratory located in South Eastern Michigan in the Detroit suburb of St. Clair Shores.
Having maintained our independence through the years has allowed us to cater to our clients’ individual needs, and allowed our clients to stay independent.22108 Harper Avenue