SOURCE: Pathology, Inc.

Pathology, Inc.

January 31, 2011 15:31 ET

Pathology Holdings, Parent Company of Pathology, Inc., Acquires Leading Clinical Laboratory Services Provider, Central Coast Clinical Laboratories, Inc.

Combined Laboratories Will Focus on Providing Comprehensive Full-Service Clinical and Anatomic Pathology Services to Physicians and Pathologists

TORRANCE, CA--(Marketwire - January 31, 2011) - Pathology Holdings, Inc., parent company of its flagship laboratory Pathology, Inc., the West Coast's premier women's health laboratory, today announced it had acquired Central Coast Clinical Laboratories (CCCL), a leading California provider of clinical laboratory testing. 

"We are thrilled to have Central Coast Clinical Laboratories join our organization," says President and CEO, Vicki DiFrancesco. "They bring essential complementary clinical testing and experience to Pathology, Inc. which will be instrumental for providing a unique opportunity to physicians, pathologists, and their patients."

"It's a wonderful opportunity to offer truly stellar testing services to the central coast community," says CCCL President, Rona Griffin. "Together our laboratories will provide comprehensive clinical and anatomic services with unparalleled support, innovation, and patient care."

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

CCCL offers a comprehensive menu of clinical testing services for OB/Gyns, family practitioners, and primary care physicians, as well as specialists including gastroenterologists, urologists, and dermatologists. CCCL has been serving the Central Coast community of California for over six years and has a reputation of providing outstanding support to clients and patients. 

About Pathology, Inc.
Pathology, Inc. is a provider of anatomic pathology and molecular diagnostic testing services. 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 two separate facilities; its Torrance headquarters and a second facility in Monrovia, CA. Both facilities are CLIA certified and CAP accredited. 

The Company'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. They have provided pathology services to physician offices and pathologists for over 25 years.

About Central Coast Clinical Laboratories
Founded in 2003, CCCL is a CLIA certified and CAP accredited clinical laboratory located in Templeton, California. The Company provides clinical laboratory testing for physicians, healthcare providers, and medical facilities in San Luis Obispo County. 

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