Women’s Health

West Coast Pathology Laboratories is focused on Women’s health. We believe that with the PAP test and HPV (co-testing) that we have the tools to eliminate cervical cancer.

West Coast Pap  with PCR is more then just a series of tests; it is a strategy for success in women’s health.  West Coast Pap allows our pathologist to screen for Human papillomavirus (HPV)Chlamydia trachomatis (CT)Neisseria gonorrhea (NG), Herpes Simplex Virus I & IIUrea/Mycoplasma, Vaginal Inflammation Panel (Bacterial Vaginosos, Candida, Trichomonas) and a  Yeast Panelall from a single collection.

West Coast Pap identifies more than  40 HPV types.  West Coast Pap’s comprehensive detection method  provides a better correlation to cytology diagnoses and accurate triage management for patients referred on to colposcopy when compared to other methods. HPV genotyping enables our pathologists to more accurately predict the outcome of HPV infections and to monitor mixed or multiple, persistent and re-infections by genotype.

The conventional Pap test only indicates the possibility of cervical cancer. The Liquid Based Pap can be used for a more direct diagnosis when tested through a molecular diagnostic system like West Coast Pap.