100% surgical case review

We know that physicians and the patients they serve depend on a “right-the-first-time” diagnosis, the PLA team has made an unusual commitment to accuracy.

Case review is a method of error discovery our team uses to ensure our work meets high standards. Every surgical biopsy case our pathologists examine benefits from this oversite.

100% of surgical biopsy cases are reviewed by a 2nd pathologist within 48-72 hours of initial pathologist case completion.

While this is time-consuming and costly in terms of department resources, this process diminishes error proportions. We don’t know of another pathology group that dedicates resources in a similar manner.

10,000,000 tests completed last year

The PLA team provides oversite of many laboratories throughout northeastern Oklahoma, surrounding communities and several out of state clients. This leadership helps to efficiently orchestrate and quickly deliver accurate and standardized results for a growing number of patients each year.

239,530+ pathology cases last year

Number of cases

Dermpath 79064
Surgical 69300
Gyn Cytology 56704
Clinical Pathology Interpretation 13694
Hemepath Consult 9546
Non-Gyn Cytology 4714
Flow Cytometry 2902
Fine Needle Aspiration 1300
Consult Case 1204
Bone Marrow Interpretation 1024
Molecular Path Interpretation 70


99.9% tests completed at our location

Local is valuable:

  • We likely know or have consulted with you as a physician
  • We likely have read out prior biopsies on each patient, so we have a unique ability to correlate with the patient history over time
  • Turn-around-time is reduced

We have invested in tools to distribute cases in a manner that optimizes case loads which helps to effectively direct cases to the appropriate specialist and to complete cases quickly and accurately. When an external consultation is indicated (Less than 0.1% of the time) we leverage established national experts for second opinions.

Additionally, PLA provides expert pathology consultations for many outside clients.

90% of pathology cases are signed out within 48 hours

Turnaround times for pathology diagnoses can reflect a laboratory’s quality and efficiency, and directly effects patient care. PLA’s ability to quickly process special and complex cases sets our team apart from others.

First to perform SARS-COV-2 testing

With leadership, expertise and technical ability, we were the first non-government laboratory in Oklahoma to perform SARS-COV-2 testing.

24/7/365 Availability

We have a pathologist on call 24/7/365 for our clients’ and patients’ urgent needs. Rapid diagnosis and interventions contribute to improved patient and critical care outcomes. We are a phone call away Monday through Friday, 8-5, to answer pathology or laboratory questions for our clients.

Zero days shut down due to weather

Since it’s founding, PLA has been an early adopter of quality and process improvements. This translates into dependability, reliability and best practices that set our team apart as leaders and innovators in our industry.