IDEXX Pathology Services
Gain access to the largest network of pathologists worldwide.
Take advantage of our expert clinical and anatomic pathologists’ expertise, which covers a broad range of species and organ systems.
Receive the most comprehensive and timely results with IDEXX Reference Laboratories’ cutting-edge technology, which complements the individual expertise of the pathologist and enables collaboration among specialists around the globe.
IDEXX's expert clinical pathologists .offer you accurate, timely and comprehensive cytology results to allow you to make a diagnosis with confidence. For critical cases, please indicate on the submission form and contact the pathologist to discuss.
IDEXX's expert anatomical pathologists provide you with accurate, timely and comprehensive histopathology reports to allow you to make a confident diagnosis. For critical cases, please indicate on the submission form and contact the pathologist to discuss.
Other specialty tests
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Oral cavity mass: melanoma or lymphoma?
From the oncologist:
“It was the photo in the cytology report that convinced me I should biopsy.”
A dog that had a melanoma in the oral cavity and had been treated with radiation therapy some time ago re-presented to the oncologist for a second oral mass. The oncologist assumed the mass was another melanoma, and at that time, she sampled the mandibular lymph nodes, which were firm and prominent. Dr Jamie Haddad, a double-boarded anatomic and clinical pathologist at IDEXX, received that cytology, and it looked like lymphoma rather than melanoma, but she couldn’t rule out an unusual melanoma. The oncologist was going to assume the new oral mass was melanoma because of the history until she saw the digital image of the cytology specimen on IDEXX VetConnect PLUS and changed her mind. She biopsied the oral mass, and it proved to be a subtype of lymphoma, not melanoma.
Jamie Haddad‡, VMD, DACVP
Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist
Area(s) of interest: diagnostic pathology, bone marrow evaluation
‡Indicates that this pathologist is double-boarded
Note: There may be times when weather or operational considerations cause delays in providing test results. When this happens, we will inform you as quickly as possible with the most complete information available.