The Pathology (Laboratory) Department at Springhill Medical Center offers laboratory services 24 hours a day to inpatients and outpatients of all ages. The laboratory functions along with the medical staff, nursing services, surgical services and other ancillary departments to provide quality, effective clinical services throughout the hospital. Springhill's clinical laboratory, under the direction of Michel H. Shain, M.D., is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Springhill's lab is one of a select group that has been evaluated and found to be in compliance with the CAP accreditation standards designed to help ensure quality patient care. The CAP's program has long been considered the "gold standard" against which others are measured. Springhill's anatomical pathology service is provided by Pathology Laboratory Associates (PLA) and is also accredited by CAP.
What is the difference between Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology?
Anatomic pathology relates to the processing of surgical and gynecological specimens. Its subsections usually include surgical pathology, histology and cytology. Clinical pathology is the division that processes the test requests more familiar to the general public; such as blood cell counts, coagulation studies, urinalysis, blood glucose level determinations and throat cultures. Its subsections include chemistry, hematology, microbiology, urinalysis and blood bank.
If you have questions about our Pathology services, please call the Pathology Department at (251) 460-5380.