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Tissue samples are collected either during a minimally invasive procedure or surgery. A pathologist then examines the tissue and cells under a microscope to aid in diagnosing conditions and diseases


Laboratory Studies

MemorialCare’s hospital laboratory services provide comprehensive and dependable diagnostic tests to our hospitals and physician partners. Our board certified pathologists are available to assist physicians in a variety of studies.


Pap Test

Pap test is also known as a Papanicolaou test, Pap smear, Pap test, cervical smear, or smear test. During a physical exam a Pap test is taken to collect cells from the cervix. These cells are examined under a microscope for abnormal cell growth.


Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)

A prostate-specific antigen is a blood test that measures the levels of a protein produced by the cells of the prostate gland. Annual PSA screenings for males over the age of 50 helps to indicate the sign of prostate cancer. PSA is often elevated or rises rapidly in men with this type of cancer.


Tumor Markers

A blood test to measure the levels of protein called tumor markers can help detect types of cancer.