About Us

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At The Pathology Laboratory, our goal is to provide quality pathology services with superior customer satisfaction. We provide coverage for numerous hospitals and doctor’s offices, nursing homes and other health care providers in our region by operating the largest independent anatomic and clinical pathology laboratory in Southwest Louisiana.

The Pathology Laboratory has been in business for over 50 years and provides a full range of services including Fine Needle Aspirations, pap smear screening, full surgical pathology and cytology services, as well as complete clinical laboratory testing including drug screens, with a Medical Review Officer on staff. The Pathology Laboratory offers courier services throughout the Southwest Louisiana area picking up specimens within a 60 mile radius at over 200 locations daily. The Pathology Laboratory is the leading medical laboratory in this area.

SERVICES

The Pathology Laboratory provides an independent facility for provision of services to our patients. Patients can have their blood drawn as early as 6:30 AM. to ensure the most accurate reading in our CAP-certified laboratory. We are open Monday through Friday from 6:30 AM to 5:30 PM, and Saturday from 8:00 to 11:00 AM.

For the privacy and convenience of our patients we offer a collection room so that patients may collect semen analysis specimens. Collection and drop off times for these specimens are 7:00-4:30 Monday-Friday and 8:00-10:30 on Saturdays.

PATIENT SERVICE CENTERS

We have two additional PSCs to help service our clients and patients. Our Sulphur location is next to West Cal Cam Hospital at 619 Cypress Street, Suite B open 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday-Friday. Our South Lake Charles location is at 4150 Nelson Road, Building G, Suite 7. Hours are 7:00-4:00 Monday-Friday. For more information please see our Contact page.

DRUG SCREENING

We have DOT certified collectors trained to collect urine drug screen specimens. DOT collection hours are 8:00-2:00. Regular drug screen collections are from 8:00-5:00.

TOLERANCE TESTING

Our main location on Lake Street is adequately designed to accommodate those long waits when a Glucose Tolerance test is needed. We ask that testing begin before 11:00 AM to ensure the safety of the patient.

OUTREACH

In addition to our extended hours, we have a courier service that stops at over 200 locations daily to pick up specimens. This service allows patients to have their blood drawn in their own physician’s offices. Most locations are serviced twice and sometimes three times per day. For those physicians who are open on Saturdays, we have a Saturday route to pick up specimens.

TECHNOLOGY

Through The Pathology Laboratory’s commitment to the latest innovations, we are constantly on the look out for proven innovative ways to improve our diagnostic testing abilities. By utilizing the latest technology, we are able to bring the Lake Charles community services that once only existed in major medical centers. Today, The Pathology Laboratory utilizes the latest instruments from Roche Diagnostics, Qiagen, Siemens, Sysmex, Helena, BD Diagnostics, Dako, Tissue Tek processors as well as the Automated Cellular Imaging System (ACIS) from Chromavision.

WEB ACCESS

The Pathology Laboratory’s commitment to technology does not stop inside the laboratory. By developing the latest advancements in computer programming and communications, The Pathology Laboratory is now providing physicians with access to their results via the Internet and EMR. Patients are required to come into the Path Lab and sign a waiver stating they received a hard copy of their results. This waiver is then sent to their ordering Physician. By embracing the technology of today and planning for tomorrow’s developments, The Pathology Laboratory is committed to utilizing technology to the benefit of our patients.

Certifications

The Pathology Laboratory is CAP (CLIA) certified.