Molecular Testing & Oncology

Molecular Testing Services

Tulsa Medical Laboratory offers a state of the art in house molecular department that focuses on women’s health testing. The Hologic Thin Prep Pap Test has proven to be the perfect media for performing molecular testing which enables the clinician to obtain five results with one simple collection: cytology, chlamydia/gonorrhea, trichomonas vaginalis, high risk HPV and genotyping for HPV 16 and 18/45. A single one cubic millilter aliquot can be tested up to six times.

Molecular Testing Staff

Complete automation of the testing is achieved by utilizing the Hologic Tomcat for transfer of the barcoded specimen from the thin prep vial to the Aptima Specimen Transport Tube and the Hologic Panther System for performing the molecular tests.

The Panther System is fully automated and capable of running four assays simultaneously. Random access loading and proven assay chemistry of the Panther allow it to deliver high performance and results you can trust (see sensitivity and specificity chart). Real time nucleic acid amplification (NAATS) assays yield the first results in 2.7 hours and end point assays produce results in 3.5 hours with additonal results every 5 minutes.

Testing is performed by our highly trained staff of cytotechnologists, all of whom have Bachelor of Science degrees and advanced certifications in the fields of cytology and medical technology.

New assays under development at Hologic include Candida species and Mycoplasma genitalium. We expect that these assays will be available in 2018.

For additional information on our current testing options, please contact the molecular department at (918) 481-7857.

Oncology Testing

Tulsa Medical Laboratory realizes the need for comprehensive tumor profiles and targeted biomarker tests that lead to the best possible treatment modality for each individual patient. We work with a CAP and CLIA certified national laboratory to expediently provide the information.

KRAS, BRAF, KRAS, NGS and PD-L1 testing are performed by the Saint Francis Genetics department. A wide variety of immunohistochemistry and fluorescent in situ hybridization tests and flow cytometry are also available. Our experienced, knowledgeable pathology staff is available to answer questions and share their vast wealth of experience with you.

For more information, please call us at (918) 481-7859.