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Molecular Pathology

Cancer Diagnostics  

Molecular pathology facilitates disease diagnosis

  • confirms a clinical suspicion (which may include making a diagnosis)
  • excludes a diagnosis
  • assists in the selection, optimization, and monitoring of treatment
  • provides a prognosis
  • screens for a disease in the absence of clinical signs or symptoms

As a result of our growing knowledge base of human genes and their role and function in pathology, we have moved toward molecular characterization of human disease. Advanced molecular technologies improve patient care by confirming diagnoses based on clinical observations more quickly. In many cases, molecular techniques allow identification of genetic abnormalities that would not be detected by other methods. Molecular genetic studies are being incorporated as an integral component in diagnosis, even when a diagnosis can be established by other means.

Advanced Tests

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center works in close cooperation with the Molecular Pathology Laboratory at LSUHSC Shreveport. This lab is advancing optimal patient care using an integrated, multidisciplinary approach. Patients benefit from the comprehensive diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic information generated by state-of-the-art diagnostic testing and consultative services.

Three areas of testing include genetics, hematopathology, and infectious disease. Our Molecular Pathology laboratory specializes in the areas of genetics and hematopathology.

Lab Tests
Flow Cytometry
Fluorescence In-Situ Hybridization (FISH)
DNA Analysis
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Molecular Pharmacogenomics
Microarray Analysis
Molecular Genetics
Cytogenetics
Next Generation genome sequencing

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