Urology Austin Central Laboratory
Urology Austin is proud to operate our own in-house, nationally accredited pathology lab as part of our comprehensive service to patients. Dr. Mathew Putzi, oversees our facility and is a board certified anatomical pathologist. Dr. Putzi holds two fellowships: the first in Genitourinary Pathology, and the second in Kidney and Urologic Pathology.
Under the leadership of Dr. Mathew Putzi, Urology Austin has once again attained national accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP). CAP is the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists, serving patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence.
The 2018 accreditation announcement was released by CAP on July 12, 2018. This accreditation is determined by a stringent on-site inspection, and is based on the laboratory maintaining the highest quality of care for patients, exemplary records and quality controls. They are also analyzed on their staff qualifications, safety program and records, equipment, and overall management.
The Urology Austin Central Lab has been accredited by CAP for the following patient services:
- All common
- Anatomic pathology processing
- Cytology screening
- Digital image analysis
- Director/organizational assessment
- Laboratory general
- Molecular anatomic pathology
- Non-Gynecologic cytopathology
- Special chemistry
- Surgical pathology
Urology Austin pathology
Urology Austin patients benefit from knowing that our lab has distinguished itself among the 8,000 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide. Along with our highly-trained staff and quality controls, patients also benefit from the convenience of having their samples sent to our facility, timely results to their providers, and a wide range of laboratory services. Among these services include:
- Prostate biopsy
- Bladder biopsy
- Urine cytology
- Molecular testing for prostate biopsy cases
- UroVysion FISH only
- Cytology and Urovysion FISH
- Cytology w/reflex to FISH Atyp or Suspicious
The FISH test, or Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization is conducted to map genetic material in cells. This test is able to detect genetic irregularities associated with cancer.
If you have a family history of prostate or bladder cancer, consider scheduling an appointment with one of our urologists for an initial screening. Contact Urology Austin at the location nearest you.