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Surgical Pathology

Our surgical pathology practice is based at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, Minnesota. All of our pathologists have residency training in surgical pathology. Three pathologists have fellowship training in surgical pathology.

 

We offer routine turn around time of 24-48 hours for biopsies and surgical resection specimens.

 

Frequent intradepartmental consultations ensure high quality. When warranted, external consultations can provide additional confirmation and information.

 

We offer a synoptic reporting system for cancerous resection specimens which provides all of the necessary grading and staging information.

 

Our immunoperoxidase laboratory offers assistance for difficult diagnostic problems.

 

If your biopsy was interpreted elsewhere, we are happy to review it for additional peace of mind.

Frozen Section

We offer immediate intraoperative evaluation / frozen section services at Rice Memorial Hospital as well as at all of our outreach sites:

  • Appleton

  • Benson

  • Dawson

  • Glenwood

  • Granite Falls

  • Litchfield

  • Madison

  • Montevideo

  • Olivia

  • Redwood Falls

Cytology

Our cytopathology laboratory is located at Rice. Each pathologist has training and experience in cytopathology. Two pathologists have subspecialty board certification in cytopathology.

 

We offer expert, timely, and cost-effective interpretation of Papanicolaou smears and non-GYN cytology specimens. Fine needle aspirate specimens are interpreted with expertise, and FNAs are performed on superficial lesions.

Surgical Pathology

Our surgical pathology practice is based at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, Minnesota. All of our pathologists have residency training in surgical pathology. Three pathologists have fellowship training in surgical pathology.

 

We offer routine turn around time of 24-48 hours for biopsies and surgical resection specimens.

 

Frequent intradepartmental consultations ensure high quality. When warranted, external consultations can provide additional confirmation and information.

 

We offer a synoptic reporting system for cancerous resection specimens which provides all of the necessary grading and staging information.

 

Our immunoperoxidase laboratory offers assistance for difficult diagnostic problems.

 

If your biopsy was interpreted elsewhere, we are happy to review it for additional peace of mind.

Frozen Section

We offer immediate intraoperative evaluation / frozen section services at Rice Memorial Hospital as well as at all of our outreach sites:

  • Appleton

  • Benson

  • Dawson

  • Glenwood

  • Granite Falls

  • Litchfield

  • Madison

  • Montevideo

  • Olivia

  • Redwood Falls

Cytology

Our cytopathology laboratory is located at Rice. Each pathologist has training and experience in cytopathology. Two pathologists have subspecialty board certification in cytopathology.

 

We offer expert, timely, and cost-effective interpretation of Papanicolaou smears and non-GYN cytology specimens. Fine needle aspirate specimens are interpreted with expertise, and FNAs are performed on superficial lesions.

Other Specialty Services

Ancillary Studies:

-We perform in-house immunostaining for various prognostic markers including: 

---Estrogen and Progesterone receptors and Her-2/neu oncogene for breast cancer

---Mismatch repair enzymes for colon and endometrial cancers.

 

-We provide access and help with selection of various molecular tests though Mayo Medical Laboratories.

-We provide interpretation of flow cytometric immuno-phenotyping for hematologic malignancies.

Procedures Performed:

-Bone marrow biopsies

 

-Fine needle aspiration of palpable masses

Clinical Laboratory

Each of our pathologists has training and expertise in clinical pathology, and each has an area of special interest. We serve as consulting pathologists or medical directors for laboratories in eleven hospitals throughout the region.

 

We offer assistance in test selection and interpretation, laboratory policies and procedures, instrumentation, staffing concerns, and other areas.

 

We also perform and interpret bone marrow aspirates and biopsies from the posterior superior iliac crest.

Blood Bank

Expert consultation in the blood bank is available from our fellowship-trained pathologist.

 

We can assist with component selection and help with a broad spectrum of blood bank issues.

24 hour On-Call Services

A pathologist is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

 

To reach the on-call pathologist, please call:

320.231.4500
800.922-RICE (Minnesota only)

Education

Our pathologists routinely provide educational presentations to physicians and laboratory technologists on a variety of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine topics.