Gastrointestinal Pathology Services

OVERVIEW
Aurora Diagnostics is dedicated to providing exceptional gastrointestinal (GI) and hepatic pathology services to referring physicians and their patients. This is achieved through community-based physician practices and laboratories that feature experienced pathologists, comprehensive test menus, and highly personalized services.

As physician’s physicians, we are committed to your patients’ care by providing support and diagnostic information quickly and accurately. Our GI and hepatic pathology services offer expert diagnostics regarding inflammatory bowel disease, gastric ulcer disease, hepatitis, and neoplasms of the GI tract and liver.



Our record of excellence in delivering the highest-quality gastrointestinal pathology services is directly related to:
• Community-based physician practice servicing the local medical community.
• Board-certified pathologists with subspecialized training and experience in gastrointestinal pathology
• Internal quality procedures to ensure superior quality assurance
• Pathologists call referring physician on all malignant cases
• Physician-to-Physician communication & consultations
• Comprehensive test menu – easy access to advanced testing and molecular diagnostics (i.e. IHC, FISH, tumor markers and advanced
  molecular diagnostics) to provide you the diagnostic/prognostic/therapeutic information you need to provide the best possible outcome
  for your patient.
• Easy-to-read, diagnostic reports
• Specialized services, tools, and innovative technology solutions to enhance our partners’ practices
• Exceptional personalized customer service

Our pathologists are members of the local medical communities we serve – physicians you personally know and with whom you can immediately confer. Our personalized approach means that you experience the highest quality, customized, GI pathology services available in your local medical community. Our expertise in integrating relevant technologies ensures that you and your patients have ready access to the latest technologies, e.g., immunohistochemistry (IHC) and molecular pathology, to provide you with the diagnostic/prognostic information you need to guarantee the best possible outcomes for your patients.

TEST MENU
Aurora Diagnostics offers a comprehensive test menu, ensuring that you and your patients have access to the latest and most-relevant testing available. Our physicians routinely integrate the diagnostic tools at their disposal in order to provide the accurate and definitive diagnoses necessary to optimize patient treatment planning.

Histology services:

• Routine histology on mucosal biopsies
• Gastric biopsies (antrum, body, pylorus, and fundus)
• Special stains
• Immunohistochemistry

Cytology services:

• Routine cytologic evaluations are available for cyst aspirations and all types of fine needle aspirations
• Exfoliated (brushings, lavages, fluids)
• Nonexfoliated (fine needle aspirations, touch preparations)

Colon cancer studies:

• IHC profile of DNA mismatch repair genes hMLH1, hMSH2, hMSH6
• Microsatellite instability testing by polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

Tumor Markers

• Although tumor markers are not definitive indicators of cancer, their existence, when considered in combination with other pathology laboratory testing results, may support a diagnostic conclusion.

CONNECTIVITY SOLUTIONS
Aurora Diagnostics supports physicians and their staffs with innovative technologies. Aurora Diagnostics' ConnectDX® connectivity products are solutions that provide fast and convenient access to patients' laboratory reports to improve the office workflow.

• Improve practice efficiency
• Integration with your Practice Management System (PMS) and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system
• Intelligent data delivery process
• Proactive management of electronic environment
• Customized practice reporting


ConnectDX® Software

• Our laboratory provides software for use with your existing computer and printer
• Reports are sent electronically to your computer and printed on your printer
• No additional space needed for hardware
• Faster laboratory report delivery
• Integration with your PMS and EMR systems

ConnectDX® Printer

• Our laboratory provides the proprietary PUCK platform and network-ready printer
• The PUCK and printer plug into your existing Internet connection
• Reports are sent electronically to the printer
• Compact business-grade printer and components
• Easy installation by your sales representative
• Integration with your PMS and EMR systems

ConnectDX® Portal

• Our laboratory provides access to an Internet portal
• Internet access to Login to review and/or print patient laboratory reports
• Retrieval of archived laboratory reports
• HIPAA-compliant 256-bit SSL encrypted technology
• Conveniently add users and assign access levels

ConnectDX® TrueView (Result Delivery and Viewing Solution)

1. Displays original laboratory report in a PDF format, with no loss of report formatting, as seen with many traditional HL7 interfaces
2. Single key stroke access to patient reports
3. Search/View/Sign/Print reports instantly
4. Fast install time - days from request, not months
5. Patient results can be accessed without the EMR being opened
6. Unaffected by Internet or network outage or troubles with the EMR application
7. Updates to the EMR will NEVER affect the access to your patient’s results. Even with a complete change of EMR vendors - your lab results will always be preserved and accessible.

ConnectDX® Interfaces

• Our laboratory facilitates and interfaces with your PMS and/or EMS systems
• Patient laboratory results flow from our laboratory to your existing system
• Enhances office efficiency
• Integrates laboratory reports with your PMS and EMR system

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
Many of Aurora’s community-based practices offer a variety of educational services for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and residents. Contact your local representative to see what activities are happening in your community, or to plan an educational event.