July 31, 2018

Clinical Pathology Associates has a new Pathologist Assistant...introducing Leigh Ann Smith-Barton! She is a native Texan who grew up in Vernon, Texas, and attended Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. Leigh Ann has a background in histology, billing, t...

June 1, 2018

People are familiar with doctors, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, physical therapists and medical assistants, but most are unfamiliar with the medical laboratory profession. For the most part, lab professionals work behind the scenes, except phleboto...

March 29, 2018

Frozen sections are performed as a stat procedure during surgery as a guide to surgical therapy. The frozen section is used to determine if margins around a tumor are clear and if adequate tissue for a complete diagnosis has been obtained. Frozen sections are often per...

March 16, 2018

Mark Pollock, M.D., pathologist with clinical Pathology Associates and medical director of laboratories at Hendrick Medical Center, retired in December 2017, after almost two decades of pathology practice in Abilene. 

Dr. Pollock grew up in Houston, Texas, as well as Mi...

March 2, 2018

Clinical Pathology Associates in Abilene has expanded its menu.  We are now offering in house FDA approved HPV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Trichomonas testing from a single ThinPrep sample.  We consider transcription mediated amplification technology by Hologic to have t...

January 23, 2018

In December of 2017, we lost a pioneer in the development of laboratory and pathology medicine in West Texas. Dr. B.B. Trotter died at the age of 89 after a brief illness. 

He was born in 1928 in Denton, Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas at Galveston. Hi...