Florence Pathology Services

Florence Pathology Doctors We are a growing, independent pathology practice. We are community, hospital based, board certified-pathologists with over 40 years combined experience. Florence Pathology Services is accredited by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). It is our intention to provide our clients with the highest quality service possible in meeting their anatomic pathology and cytopathology needs. We are confident that with a community based pathology practice, you will receive more personalized service than national laboratories can offer. In addition, your business helps support the local economy.

Florence Alabama

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Excellence in Pathology

Our anatomic pathology laboratory is staffed with an experienced group of histotechnicians who have worked together for over 17 years. They are Board Certified with ASCP (American Society of Clinical Pathology). We offer the following services:
  • Rapid Turnaround Diagnostic Surgical Pathology
  • Special Histochemistry
  • Automated Immunohistochemistry
  • Computerized Image Analysis
  • Digital Imaging on Selected Reports
The cytotechnologists serving in our cytology laboratory have a B.S. degree in Cytology and are ASCP board certified.
  • As a pioneer in cervicovaginal cytology, Florence Pathology Services was the first lab in the region to introduce the ThinPrep Pap Test beginning in 1999.
  • Florence Pathology Services was the first lab in the region to convert 100% to the ThinPrep Pap Test.
  • Florence Pathology Services was the first lab in the region to offer HPV-DNA out of the vial.

In reiterating our commitment to providing your patients with the best available technology to detect disease as early as possible, Florence Pathology Services was the first lab in Alabama, north of Birmingham, to offer the Cytyc ThinPrep ® Imaging System.
This state-of-the-art, computer assisted screening system further enhances the quality interpretations yielded from the ThinPrep Pap Test, a cervical cancer screening method that has become the gold standard for patient care. We are confident this approach will provide you with optimal patient outcomes and further minimize exposure to risk. It is important to note that patient samples screened using the ThinPrep Imaging System are covered by reimbursement. We are equipped to perform a wide range of gynecologic and non-gynecologic services in addition to the ThinPrep Pap Test including:

  • Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) specimens utilizing the ThinPrep technology
  • Brushings, Washings, and Body Fluids utilizing the ThinPrep technology

Florence Pathology Services offers specialized testing through our professional association with several specialized reference laboratories including Mayo Clinic and Cytometry Specialist, Inc. These specialized services include flow cytometric analysis, cytogenetics, DNA probe-based testing for infectious disease analysis, PCR, Fluorescent in-situ Hybridization (FISH) and other molecular tests.

Florence Pathology Services processes surgical specimens the same day as received and completes interpretation and reporting within 24 hours for most routine cases. Reporting times may vary depending upon the complexity of the case and the need for special studies.

The goal of our laboratory is to report gynecologic cytology results within 2 to 3 days of receiving the specimen.

Results may be reported, at your request, via:
Courier Service

Our pathologists will contact the referring physician personally if test results warrant.

We are also proud to announce we now have the capability to interface with most EMR systems.

Members of our staff are always available to answer questions, discuss interpretations, consult on unusual cases or arrange for special studies. Please contact Florence Pathology Services or our local Client Services Representative when professional consultation is desired.

Our Client Services Representative will visit you regularly to service your needs. This representative will assist you with reporting, billing, supplies, courier dispatch, or any other issues that arise.

Our billing service files insurance claims and accepts responsibility for obtaining payment from your patients and third-party payers. In addition, we are happy to work directly with any patient who has billing questions or concerns. Our Client Services Representative can assist your staff as needed to solve any billing issues.

The patient’s full name, sex, date of birth and Social Security number are required on all requisition forms that accompany the specimen. This is required for correct patient identification.

Complete billing information, including guarantor information, primary insurance name, group number, policy number and secondary insurance information is necessary to expedite payment of the claim.

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Pricing rarely becomes an issue because of the fee schedule we have agreed on with our participating insurance companies. Regarding indigent patients, we review those on a case by case basis and generally write off the same percentage as the referring physician. Our Client Service Representative will be happy to review our fee schedule with you.

  • Aetna
  • Alabama Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (ABCCEDP)
  • BCBS of AL
  • Beech St
    • Philadelphia American Life
    • Gallagher Benefit Admin
    • Acordia
    • Strategic Resource Co
  • GEHA
  • Medicaid of AL
  • Medicare of AL
    • Philadelphia American Life
    • Adventist Risk Management
    • NGS American
  • PHCS (Private Health Care Systems)
    • Mega Life
    • Celtic
    • Cigna
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare/Champus South
  • United Healthcare

At Florence Pathology Services we strive for the cutting edge in Laboratory Medicine. New procedures and technology that emerge in the field are carefully considered. If there is a test that you are interested in, please feel free to contact our Client Services Representative or any pathologist.

Our medical staff includes members of the following medical associations:

  • Alabama Association of Pathologists
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Cytopathology
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology
  • College of American Pathologists
  • Cytology Association of Alabama
  • International Academy of Cytology
  • Lauderdale County Board of Health
  • Lauderdale County Medical Association
  • Medical Association of the State of Alabama

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We offer the SARS-COV-2 PCR test with 24-hour turn-around-time.
The test performed by Florence Pathology detects (but does not differentiate) all current known significant clinical variants including:

  • South African
  • United Kingdom
  • Brazilian
  • Mink
  • Delta

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Florence Pathology Services is located at
1701 Veterans Drive
Florence, Alabama 35630



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  • Cytology & Tissue Request Forms
  • ThinPrep Specimen Containers
  • Brushes/Spatulas
  • Tissue Specimen Containers
  • Bio-Hazard Bags