Pathology

Pathology
False Creek Healthcare Centre offers immediate access to a full spectrum of pathology services in Vancouver. Expert pathologists are used to deliver diagnostic interpretations of biopsies and cytology samples quickly and accurately.

For direct access please call 604.628.2822.

Pathology Services


Biopsy

Biopsy is a procedure to remove tissue samples from your body so that the cells can be analyzed in a Pathology Laboratory.

False Creek Healthcare Centre offers a wide range of Biopsy procedures that are analyzed by pathologists, including Prostate Biopsy, Breast BiopsyLiver Biopsy, Thyroid Biopsy and Lymph Node Biopsy.

Expert pathologists are used to deliver diagnostic interpretation of biopsies and cytology samples quickly and accurately. All our tissue samples go to the VGH Pathology lab or the BC Cancer Association for Breast Biopsy Samples.

We aim to deliver the pathology report within 1 week after receiving the specimen. If a pathologist determines that cancer is present, further testing can be performed to determine the molecular profile of the tumour and help personalize your treatment options.

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Expedited Biopsies

Prostate Biopsy

A Prostate Biopsy removes samples of suspicious tissue from the prostate. An Interventional Radiologist will perform the biopsy with a fine needle or core. The tissue samples from the biopsy are examined for cell abnormalities and prostate cancer.

Thyroid Biopsy

A Thyroid Biopsy is a procedure to remove samples of suspicious tissue from the thyroid gland. The tissue samples from the biopsy are examined for infection, cancer and other thyroid problems.

Breast Pathology – Breast Biopsy

A Breast Biopsy is a diagnostic procedure that involves the removal of a small sample of tissue from a suspicious area of the breast. The tissue sample is then processed and studied by a pathologist who diagnoses disease and issues a report. This report is used by your physician to manage any disease the test may reveal.

Lymph Node Biopsy

A Lymph Node Biopsy is a procedure to remove samples of suspicious tissue from the neck, armpit, or groin. A specially trained Radiologist will perform the biopsy using a fine needle or core. The tissue samples from the biopsy are examined for infection and cancer.

Liver Biopsy

A Liver Biopsy removes samples of suspicious tissue from the liver. A specially trained Radiologist will perform the biopsy using a fine needle or core. The tissue samples from the biopsy are examined for signs of damage or disease.

Oral Pathology

Oral Advance™ is a diagnostic instrument designed to detect oral cancer. OralAdvance™ uses a soft cyto-brush sample collection kit, providing dentists with a new alternative when assessing these oral lesions if a biopsy is not warranted or possible. The instrument is designed to measure gross DNA abnormality which can offer additional information about the malignant nature of a lesion.

Quantitative Cytology

Quantitative cytology, or computer-controlled high-resolution microscopy, can detect and measure the large-scale DNA changes characteristic of cancer and indicate whether a lesion is cancerous or precancerous.

Other pathology services include:

  • Oncologic Pathology: diagnostic screening for a broad spectrum of cancers
  • Gasterointestinal Pathology: diagnostic screening of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Dermatopathology: diagnostic screening of the skin
  • Gynecological Pathology: diagnostic screening of the reproductive organs
  • Urological Pathology: diagnostic screening of the urinary tract

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Pathology last modified: March 15th, 2017 by Centric Health
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