There are many quality-control measures and programs in place at Inform Diagnostics
Life Sciences that complement our expertise, ensure the highest quality,
and promote the most accurate diagnoses. Among them is the intradepartmental
consultation. When a pathologist encounters a difficult case, an uncommon
diagnosis, an unusual clinical scenario, or a diagnosis that will have
significant clinical impact, such as dysplasia in IBD or in Barrett’s
mucosa, he or she seeks the consultation of one or multiple colleagues.
The consultation may take place one-on-one in another pathologist’s
office, or the pathologist may present the case at the daily intradepartmental
consensus conference. At this conference, the case is shown to the entire
pathology group to draw on the vast knowledge, experience, and expertise
of our pathologists and to promote a discussion that results in a consensus
diagnosis. In 2012, there were nearly 9,000 intradepartmental consultations.
Daily, consensus conference at Inform Diagnostics