Insight Beyond The Scope

Early Detection leads to Cures.

Serving the Diagnostic Needs of Clinicians Throughout America and Canada.

At Oral Pathology Diagnostic Services we perform diagnostic consultation on routine hematoxylin and eosin stained slides, assess surgical margins for dysplastic and neoplastic lesions, undertake decalcification protocols for osseous and odontogenic lesions, assess immunopathologic profiles for bullous diseases, utilize special stains for microbial disease diagnosis, and apply immunohistochemical markers for tumor diagnosis as well as for HPV detection. We do not process brush biopsy or cytologic smears since sampling errors, false positive and false negative findings are problematic. Furthermore, only punch or scalpel biopsies provide for an accurate diagnosis.

Benefits Of Oral Pathology Diagnostic Service:

  • Free Shipping and Short Turnaround Times
  • Email Reports
  • Consultation On Clinical & Radiographic Images
  • Management Consulting
  • Therapeutic Advice
  • Medical/Legal Consultation
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OPDS TelePathology Services

Email your radiographs & clinical images to diagnosis@opds.net. We can help you plan the biopsy to reduce sampling error or avoid unnecessary biopsies thereby reducing patient costs.

  1. Punch Biopsy
  2. Conventional Biopsy
  3. Research Services
punch biopsy

Indications For Use:

Flat white, red or pigmented lesions, ulcer margins, subtle lesions detected by vital dye, chemiluminescence, fluorescence.

  • Place a carpule of lidocaine with 1:100,000 epinephrine in a cup of luke-warm water for one minute.
  • Select the area of interest and deliver only a few drops of local anesthetic.
  • Wait two minutes then reinject the same site with 1/3 carpule, slowly.
  • Remove the 4 mm diameter punch instrument from its sterile package.

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conventional biopsy

What To Expect:

We provide biopsy kits with 10% buffered formalin for routine histopathology. We specialize in diseases of the head and neck including oral cavity, jaws, salivary glands, sinonasal tract, facial bones and larynx.

Submitting Tissue Samples:

  • Make sure tissue is placed into formalin within ten minutes of surgical biopsy
  • Please include all insurance information.
  • When submitting tissue for direct immunofluorescence be sure to include two biopsies or hemisect one specimen. We need one sample placed in formalin, the other in a special preservative transport media.

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Research Applications In Pathology & Surgery:

San Diego Oral Pathology can process tissue for projects involving bone, implants, endodontic and periodontal studies for pulp/periodontal soft and hard tissue surgery, immunohistochemical and molecular pathology assessment of neoplasms and other oral and maxillofacial diseases.

  • We can help with research protocols for IRB review.
  • We can perform human histopath studies for autopsy as well as biopsy protocols.
  • We can conduct histopath assessment using investigational animals.

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San Diego OPDS
9520 Chesapeake Dr. Suite 607
San Diego, CA 92123

P 858-492-9500
F 858-573-2687
E diagnosis@opds.net
Toll Free 800-955-4765