SOURCE: Pathology, Inc.

Pathology, Inc.

December 01, 2011 06:00 ET

Leading Women's Health Laboratory Services Provider, West Coast Clinical Laboratories, L.P., Merges With Pathology, Inc.

Combined Laboratories Will Focus on Providing Expanded Women's Health Services Including Reproductive Donor Testing to Physicians and IVF Clinics

TORRANCE, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 1, 2011) - Pathology Holdings, Inc., parent company of its flagship laboratory Pathology, Inc., the West Coast's premier women's health laboratory, today announced the merger of West Coast Clinical Laboratories (WCCL), a leading California provider of full-service laboratory testing focusing on women's health and reproductive donor testing, with Pathology, Inc.

"We are thrilled to have West Coast Clinical Laboratories merging with our organization," says Pathology, Inc.'s President and CEO, Vicki DiFrancesco. "This is an exciting opportunity for our customers to participate in a novel partnership combining expertise from two laboratories that have been successfully servicing the women's health community in California for decades. The resulting synergies will provide expanded specialized services for our clients."

"It's a wonderful opportunity to offer expanded testing services to our clients and their patients," says WCCL General Manager, Shuli Suman. "Together our laboratories will provide a truly unique combination of comprehensive clinical and anatomic pathology services focused on women's health and reproduction, with unparalleled support, innovation, and patient care."

Pathology, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Pathology Holdings, Inc., is a full-service laboratory offering both clinical and anatomic pathology testing, with nationally recognized pathology expertise in gynecology, genitourinary pathology, gastrointestinal pathology, dermatopathology, hematopathology, and cytopathology. Pathology, Inc. performs an array of tests focusing on women's health including comprehensive liquid-based Pap testing, associated molecular diagnostic assays, and computer assisted interpretation techniques. The women's health market represents one of the largest anatomic pathology segments, with the U.S. cervical cancer screening market alone estimated at over $1.7 billion.

WCCL offers a comprehensive menu of clinical and AP testing services for OB/Gyns, family practitioners, and primary care physicians, as well as specialists including gastroenterologists, urologists, and dermatologists. WCCL has been serving the Los Angeles community of California for over 20 years and has a reputation of providing unparalleled service and support to its clients and patients. Specializing in fertility testing, WCCL provides quality FDA donor testing for in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinics and OB/Gyns and offers STAT testing services, facilitated through 14 patient service centers throughout Los Angeles County.

About Pathology, Inc.
Pathology, Inc. is a full-service provider of anatomic and clinical pathology testing services, with a 30-year foundation in the Women's Health market. With expertise in molecular and digital pathology, the Company has built a solid reputation for quality and customer service with clients that include OB/Gyns, dermatologists, urologists, gastroenterologists, and family practitioners, as well as surgicenters, endoscopy centers, hospitals, and independent laboratories. Pathology, Inc. is located at three separate facilities; its Torrance headquarters, a second facility in Templeton, CA (Central Coast Clinical Laboratories) and a third laboratory in Monrovia, CA. All three facilities are CLIA certified and CAP accredited.

Pathology, Inc.'s pathologists, through its association with Affiliated Pathologists Medical Group (APMG), are all board certified and have a variety of multi-specialty interests and expertise, as well as extensive cumulative experience in outpatient pathology. Pathology, Inc. has provided pathology services to physician offices and pathologists for over 25 years.

About West Coast Clinical Laboratories
Founded in 1990, West Coast Clinical Laboratories, L.P., is a CLIA certified clinical and anatomic pathology laboratory located in Van Nuys, California. The Company is FDA registered as an HCT/P establishment to perform in vitro fertilization (IVF) donor testing. WCCL specializes in fertility testing and provides clinical and AP laboratory testing for physicians, healthcare providers, and medical facilities throughout Los Angeles County. Their outstanding service and support has earned them the reputation of being a premier laboratory for women's health testing.

Contact Information

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    Vicki DiFrancesco
    President and CEO
    (310) 225-3147
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