- Surgical Pathology
- Professional Consultation
- Clinical Pathology
- Client Services
- Courier Service
The pathologists of Summit Pathology focus relentlessly on getting you the information you need quickly and accurately. The vast majority of specimens we receive are processed overnight and interpreted the next day. Cases that require extra fixation or special procedures may take longer. We also, unlike many pathologists, are very interactive. We will call you with malignant or unexpected results, so that you are never surprised by a cancer diagnosis that crosses your desk. You can always contact our pathologist on call.
Since we own our laboratory, we insist on procedures and techniques that will help us achieve our goals. An experienced and skilled team staffs our pathology laboratory. They help us provide:
- Rapid turnaround diagnostic surgical pathology
- Special immunohistochemistry (fungal stains, bacterial stains, etc.)
- Automated immunohistochemistry (special stains used to identify tumors)
Our pathologists have vast experience and broad expertise in virtually all areas of pathology. However, even experienced pathologists sometimes need extra help on complex cases. When a consultation is needed, we will first utilize our own on-staff experts, then, as necessary, recognized national experts, in order to get you the information you need to best treat your patients.
We also offer flow cytometry testing for classification of difficult hematologic malignancies. We also have access to other advanced testing methods, such as Flourescent In-Situ Hybridization (FISH), cytogenetics and PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) through our relationships with national referral laboratories.
At Summit Pathology, we strive to make our reports readable, accessible and practical. We use nationally approved templates for tumor resection cases, so that you can always find the data you need. We have standardized our verbiage on many specimen categories with standard of care terminology. Further, should you every have a question about one of our reports, a pathologists is available 24/7 to answer your questions. Please use our Contact Page to email or call our pathologists. You may also use the Pathologist on Call page to send a page to today's on-duty pathologist.
Results may be reported in many ways, depending on your needs. We have many options available, including:
- Courier Service
- Secure Web Portal
- HL7 Interface
Summit Pathology provides outstanding gynecologic (Pap screen) and non-gynecologic cytology service under the direction of Dr. Arlene Libby, our fellowship trained, board certified cytopathologist. We are equipped to provide a full range of cytopathology services, including interpretation of Pap screens (ThinPrep®, SurePath® and manual specimens), fine needle aspirations, bronchoscopy and other endoscopically acquired samples and smears from various body sites.
Modern cytopathology includes the arena of molecular testing that is performed from the Pap specimen. At the Summit Pathology molecular laboratory, we offer additional tests, including Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Chlamydia and Gonorrhea testing.
As in all areas of our laboratory, we highly value rapid service to you, our clients. As a result, we issue Pap results within 1 to 2 days of receiving the specimen.
A pathologist is always available, every hour of every day, to answer questions, discuss results, consult on unusual cases, or arrange for special studies. We are happy to help you with your questions on both inpatient and outpatient laboratory issues as well.
Our pathologists are board certified in Clinical (laboratory) Pathology as well as Anatomic Pathology. In addition, we have several pathologists whom are board certified in the subspecialty of hematopathology (including coagulation). We have extensive experience in the areas of Clinical Chemistry and Microbiology as well. Summit pathologists are deeply involved in the administration of laboratory services at all Banner and Poudre Valley Health Systems in northern Colorado. As a result, we are happy to help when you have questions about lab results or processes in the hospital labs. Either stop by our offices in the hospital laboratories or contact us through our Contact Page.
Summit Pathology furnishes all supplies necessary for the collection and transport of specimens to our laboratory. Please use the Office Express page to order supplies, or contact the laboratory at
Summit Pathology has a dedicated Client Services Representative who will visit your office regularly, to ensure that your needs are being met. Andrea Davidson, Director of Client Services, will be happy to assist you with any concerns regarding reporting, supplies, billing, or other issues.
We contract with a team of full-time couriers to bring prompt, professional pick-up and delivery service to our area. Our couriers will respond to your needs in a courteous, efficient manner. For any questions relating to our courier service, please contact our Director of Client Services, Andrea Davidson.
Summit Pathology strives to keep our prices fair and competitive. Please contact our Director of Client Services, Andrea Davidson, if you have a question about our current fee schedules.