The Cytology Pathology division, Department of Pathology, is a full-service laboratory addressing the needs of UMMC's hospitals and clinics as well as several private clients.
Annually, the laboratory receives, processes and signs out approximately 26,069 gynecologic specimens (liquid based), 1,532 non-gynecologic specimens (body fluids, brushes and washes) and 1,532 fine needle aspiration (FNA) specimens.
Notable among our private accounts is the Mississippi State Department of Health. Gynecologic volume from the MSDH account totals 19,666 specimens annually. Our cytopathology lab is one of the few locations in the country to have such a large public health account centralized into one immense database. This affords the client great control of their patient base, as well as resulting in excellent research potential for our pathologists and cytotechnologist.
The cytopathology laboratory is staffed by six full-time board-certified cytopathologists. The lab employs six full-time cytotechnologists, two cytopreparatory personnel, and has one secretarial position. Normal hours of operation are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
We offer a one-year ACGME-approved fellowship program focusing on diagnostic cytopathology and clinical research.