Why Choose PML Pathology


  • Rapid turnaround of reports, most within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Urgent biopsy results phoned and/or faxed, or available electronically.
  • Pathologists from the local community who are always available to provide consultation on difficult or unusual cases, or to discuss a diagnosis with clinicians.
  • Correlation of cytopathology and surgical pathology results with other PML tests as well as with results from five regional hospitals.
  • Customer service oriented staff to assist physicians, their staff and patients.
  • Electronic requisition and reporting capability.
  • Timely courier pick-up and delivery services.
  • Supplies provided to clients for specimen collection.
  • Requisition forms provided to clients.
  • Final patient results delivered daily by hard copy, fax, or electronically.
  • Primary and secondary claims filed for most insurance plans.
  • Medicare and Medicaid assignment accepted for North Carolina.
  • High level of physician availability and expertise.


  • All of our physicians are board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and have a wide range of subspecialty skills, interest and expertise to include dermatopathology, gastroenterology pathology, urologic pathology, cytopathology and hematopathology.
  • Our histology technicians, cytology technicians, and molecular technical staff are certified by the ASCP.
  • PML Pathology strives to provide access to cost-effective advanced medical technology, expertise and research to ensure the most comprehensive services to patients and their physicians.

For Patients

  • PML provides the highest quality results available.
  • We respect the privacy of all patients and their medical information.
  • We correlate surgical and cytology specimen results.
  • PML participates with Medicare, Medicaid and most other insurance plans.

For Physician Office Staff

  • Rapid turnaround of results provided by courier, fax or electronically.
  • Electronic requisitioning and reporting capability.
  • Availability of our staff to answer any questions.
  • Provision of supplies, as needed, to serve your patients.

For Physicians

  • Access to local board certified pathologists in your specialty area, to provide consultation in complex or unusual cases, or to discuss any diagnosis.
  • Access to advanced medical technology, expertise and research to ensure the best and most comprehensive services for your patients.
  • Locally based pathology services supporting you, the people of Western North Carolina and the local economy.
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