Frequently Asked Questions
At Allied Pathology, we are here to make your life easier with our simplified processes and easily answered questions and concerns. We pride ourselves on responsiveness and helpfulness and are ready and willing to assist you in any way we can.
Insurances: What insurances do you accept?
We accept almost all of the insurances in Delaware including Medicare and Medicaid. Please check out our complete list of insurances that are accepted by the laboratory.
Turnround time: How long will it take for me to get the results?
The majority of cases will be reported back to you in 24 to 48 working hours. Rush cases will be reported back by telephone in 24 working hours.
Fine Needle Aspiration: Can you perform immediate assessments of Fine Needle Aspiration specimens?
We can do immediate assessments of Fine Needle Aspiration specimens of superficial lesions such as breast, thyroid, salivary gland and lymph nodes. Please call (302) 575-8103 for details.
Frozen Sections: Do you provide Frozen Section services?
Our pathologists currently provide Frozen Section services at several local surgery centers.
Peer Review / Quality Assurance: How do you do your quality assurance in pathology?
All new cancer cases, prostate biopsies, breast biopsies with atypia, pigmented skin lesions and unusual and complex cases are reviewed by two or more pathologists in our laboratory.
Where to call: Who can I contact for scheduling, specimen pick-up or any general questions?
Please call 302-575-8103 for scheduling, specimen pick-up or any other general questions. Any questions regarding new accounts and information about the practice can be directed to our Practice Manager or Client Service Representative at the same number.
Step-by-step procedure: What happens after the specimen is picked up from the doctor’s office?
Specimens are picked up by our courier service, and are brought to our office at 701 North Clayton Street in Wilmington. The specimens are registered, examined and processed overnight. The next morning the specimens are cut, stained, and the slides are prepared. The pathologists review and sign-out the cases electronically the same day. The pathologists call the clinicians on all rush cases. Additional studies are done on any complex cases and are signed-out by our pathologists after final review.
Why choose Allied Pathology?
Locally Owned & Operated
Allied is locally owned and operated and our pathologists are an integral part of the local medical community.
On-site Specialized Services
Allied provides on-site frozen tissue examination and immediate FNA assessment services which are not offered by our national competitors.
Flexibility & Accessibility
Our size allows us flexibility in meeting last minute scheduling changes.
Our staff is easily accessible to consult about specimen handling, scheduling and billing issues.
Allied has sub-specialists in Cytopathology, Dermatopathology, Hematopathology, Gastrointestinal, and Hepatic Pathology.
Allied is accredited by the College of American Pathologists, The Joint Commission and the U.S. FDA.