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Congressman Altmire Tours Women's Health Clinical Laboratory; Learns Vital Role in Patient Care
Date:2/18/2008

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rep. Jason Altmire (D-PA) will experience the vital and expanding role laboratory testing plays in patient care during a tour of the clinical laboratory facilities at Magee-Womens Hospital Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Pathologist R. Marshall Austin, MD, will host the 5:30 P.M. tour for Rep. Altmire, who will view a Pap test and cancer slides through a multi-headed microscope.

"Magee-Womens Hospital's ongoing leadership in improving health care for women is a great resource for western Pennsylvania," Altmire said. "This tour will give me a first hand view of the vital role Magee's medical laboratory plays in providing patients with quality health care."

Dr. Austin says the tour will illustrate the medical laboratory's role as a key element of patient care and show how laboratory results provide a crucial thread that runs through the entire patient care process.

"Laboratory test results drive a significant portion of clinical decisions, from diagnosis to therapy," said Dr. Austin. "This tour will underscore how the medical laboratory contributes to the maintenance of wellness, the diagnosis of illness and the treatment of disease."

Magee-Womens Hospital laboratory is the largest academic cytology laboratory in the U.S. performing over 100,000 Pap tests annually on women from Western Pennsylvania. The pathology department contains an unusual group of highly specialized pathologists dedicated specifically to work exploring and advancing the study of gynecologic and breast diseases. Many innovative women's health research projects are ongoing in this department. In addition, the 50-year-old School of Cytology is one of the oldest in the country and has long-trained cancer screening personnel for the region.

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is a medical society serving 17,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world's largest association composed exclusively of pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The CAP is an advocate for high quality and cost-effective patient care.

For more information, contact Justin Herman at the College of American Pathologists, at 202-354-7127 or jherman@cap.org


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