I have used [Inform Diagnostics] for the past six years for histopathologic
examination of skin specimens obtained in my dermatology practice. I have
always found their reports to be well written, easy to understand and
summarized quite nicely. They have never abused the privilege of using
special stains for their own profit, and yet when special stains were
performed, they were always appropriate to the case and helpful to me.
Their reporting language has been clear, concise, to the point, and helpful.
Their differential diagnoses have been always on point, and usually summarized
in decreasing order of likelihood. On many occasions, the pathologist
himself has picked up the phone and called me to discuss the case and
learn my clinical impressions. As you can imagine, that is invaluable
to both of us.
Their reports are timely, on any malignant melanoma I get an immediate
written confirmation, and I ALWAYS get a phone call directly from the
pathologist. In such cases, they are careful to mention that those cases
were reviewed by a panel of their experts in-house, and sometimes were
sent to outside experts as well. This is always comforting to me, particularly
in a case wherein there may be atypical pigmented tissue and a consensus
opinion has been reached. In fact, they have even gone to the trouble
of naming the dermatopathologists whether inside their organization or
in outside academic institutions they have consulted.
It must be obvious by now that I highly recommend [Inform Diagnostics]
for dermatopathology examinations, and I certainly intend to continue
using their services. Although I have never met any of them in person,
I feel they are my friends because we have spoken both medically and socially
on the phone during these consultations. They often ask me as many clinical
questions about the patient as I ask them histopathological questions
regarding their own differential diagnoses.
I recommend using their laboratory and physicians most highly and without
reservation. I might also add that in six years I have never had one specimen
mixed up, lost, or received any phone call “apologizing” for
confusing one specimen with another, even on the same patient. This is
rare. You will not regret your decision to use them.