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IDEXX Reference Laboratories’ team of expert clinical pathologists provides you the most accurate and timely cytology results to allow you to make a confident and timely diagnosis.
Cytology with Microscopic Description
Fluid Analysis with Cytology
Turnaround time: 1–2 working days
IDEXX Reference Laboratories’ team of expert anatomic pathologists provides you the most accurate and timely biopsy results to allow you to make a confident and timely diagnosis and treatment plan.
Biopsy with Microscopic Description
Turnaround time: 2–3 working days
IDEXX offers extensive pathology services, including immunohistochemistry, special stains, bone marrow cytology, and many more.
“What is your diagnosis?” is a monthly series of case studies aimed at providing insightful information about commonly seen submissions to IDEXX Reference Laboratories Canada.
This month's case study quiz
« Skin Lesions On A Dog » by Brittney Fierro, DVM, DACVP
Read previous months' case study quiz
« Chemistry Data From A Puppy » by Cathy Monteith DVM, MVSc, DACVP
« Severe Hyperglobulinemia in A Dog » by Sébastien Overvelde, DVM, MSc, DACVP
« Skin Mass On a Dog » by Carrie Flint, DVM, DACVP
“It was the photo in the cytology report that convinced me I should biopsy.”
A dog that had a melanoma in the oral cavity and had been treated with radiation therapy some time ago re-presented to the oncologist for a second oral mass. The oncologist assumed the mass was another melanoma, and at that time, she sampled the mandibular lymph nodes, which were firm and prominent. Dr. Jamie Haddad, a double-boarded anatomic and clinical pathologist at IDEXX, received that cytology, and it looked like lymphoma rather than melanoma, but she couldn’t rule out an unusual melanoma. The oncologist was going to assume the new oral mass was melanoma because of the history until she saw the digital image of the cytology specimen on IDEXX VetConnect PLUS and changed her mind. She biopsied the oral mass, and it proved to be a subtype of lymphoma, not melanoma.
Jamie Haddad‡, VMD, DACVP
Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, bone marrow evaluation
Dr. Haddad, a native New Yorker, received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007. She remained there for her anatomic pathology residency and then continued on to a clinical pathology residency at North Carolina State University. Dr. Haddad is board-certified in both anatomic and clinical pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and is particularly interested in cytologic-histologic correlates. Upon completion of her pathology training, Dr. Haddad moved back to New York to work for IDEXX at the Animal Medical Center in New York City.
IDEXX VetConnect PLUS lets you access diagnostic and pathology imaging results from IDEXX Reference Laboratories, IDEXX in-house analyzers, IDEXX SNAP point-of-care tests, and other sources, all in one place.
The IDEXX VetConnect PLUS mobile app, supported on both iPhone and Android devices, notifies you instantly when a patient’s results are ready, so you can access patient history, laboratory results, results trending graphs, and more for a quicker response. Download the VetConnect PLUS mobile app for iPhone or Android devices.
When IDEXX pathologists are reviewing cytology and biopsy cases, digital images are captured for inclusion in their report, at no extra cost.
These images can now be viewed on vetconnectplus.ca, the VetConnect PLUS mobile app, or via IDEXX VetConnect PLUS from within Cornerstone, DVMAX, AVImark, or ImproMed Infinity practice management software.
As a powerful visual tool, each image offers a more comprehensive view of the results, helping to aid in clinical decision making, and communicate diagnosis and treatment options.
Learn how images in a pathology report helped diagnose a lymphoma.
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