Accuracy, Responsiveness, & Convenience Are Our Top Priorities

Danner Laboratory uses the most innovative cytology, pathology, and molecular testing technology while serving as a strategic partner for your practice or laboratory. Our digital lab testing services offer broad testing menu options with 4 specialty categories.

Each sample is tested using FDA-approved, accredited, and validated technology by diagnostic professionals with more than 30 years of experience. Our clients know they can count on us to deliver the best in accuracy, quality, and service, so they can focus on taking care of their patients with the most well-informed healthcare decisions.

Specialty Areas

Pap

With the extended screening interval protocols for Pap smears, having a laboratory who specializes in cytology is more important than ever. At Danner, we consistently QC 20% of normal slides as well as those with a history of abnormal results. Should the Cytotechnologist find atypical or abnormal cells, it will then be sent to the Pathologist for further evaluation and sign-out. The accuracy of the interpretation can be evaluated by comparing it with the biopsy diagnosis. Pap and biopsy results will not always correlate perfectly but they should be close. Learning from these Pap/biopsy correlations improves accuracy. Our attention to detail and enhanced QC standards give our clients the peace of mind knowing their results are accurate and reliable.

Provide highest quality service with Hologic ThinPrep Digital Imaging

CAP certified cytologists with 40 years of experience

  • 30,000 Pap examined
  • 99.5% satisfactory rate
  • 95% biopsy concordance

Non-GYN cytology

Danner Laboratory offers Non-Gyn cytology screening & interpretation for a vast array of specimens for the detection of malignant and benign processes. All Non-Gyn specimens are sent to Pathology for further evaluation and improved accuracy. Acceptable specimen types include fluids, washings, brushings, direct smears and Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsies.

  • Breast/Axilla
  • ¬†Thyroid
  • Anal Pap
  • Head & Neck (Salivary glands, Cystic lesions, lymph nodes)
  • Palpable soft tissue Masses & Nodules in extremities and trunk
  • Superficial lymph nodes
  • Urine cytology
  • Sputum cytology

Molecular Testing & Immunoassays

Danner Laboratory utilizes the most advanced, FDA approved methods for detecting common Infectious Diseases through Molecular Testing & Immunoassays.Molecular testing provides superior sensitivity and specificity and provides a much faster and more reliable diagnostic result.

  • HPV with 16/18/45 Genotyping
  • Vaginitis Screening
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Candida Vaginitis
  • Trichomonas Vaginalis
  • Group B Streptococcus
  • Chlamydia Trachomatis/Neisseria Gonorrhea
  • Mycoplasma genitalium
    COVID-19

We also offer state of the art Elisa assays for detection of pathogens

  • HSV-1 & HSV-2
  • Varicella-Zoster Virus Antibody
  • Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
  • Hepatitis B Surface Antibody
  • Hepatitis C Antibody
  • HIV antigen and Antibody Detection (4th generation)
  • COVID-19 Antibody

Pathology

The Gold Standard for a pathology diagnosis is the biopsy and having an expert pathology team means improved accuracy and better patient outcomes. All cytopathology and pathology interpretations are performed by highly qualified, and expertly skilled pathologists from UCSD Medical Center Cytopathology Department.

Biopsy Specimens accepted:

  • Cervical
  • Endocervical curettage
  • Endometrial
  • LEEP
  • Cone biopsy
  • Skin
  • Breast

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Testing By Specialty

Women’s Health
Endocrinology
ENT
Urology
Dermatology
Oncology
Plastic Surgery
Internal Medicine & Family Practice