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Dayton Physicians NetworkWe know that the time spent waiting for test results can be very worrisome, so our diagnostic labs* provide fast, accurate results. At all of our Dayton Physicians Network locations, we offer convenient on-site laboratories for diagnostic testing for a variety of conditions.

Our diagnostic labs are an integral part of our comprehensive approach to patient care. Pathologists and professional lab staff work alongside physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses and staff to design individualized treatment plans for our patients. Accurately and efficiently analyzed fluids and tissues help the physicians determine the best treatment options for your situation.

Even though pathologists and laboratory professionals often work behind the scenes, they are an important piece of the puzzle. The labs provide the highest quality services; equal to or better than any academic institution. All our laboratory staff members are not only experts in their field but also offer personal, friendly service to patients and staff partners.

At Dayton Physicians Network, we offer sophisticated testing and expert clinical and anatomic pathology lab staff who are critical to the multidisciplinary team approach to patient care.

*Laboratory testing, including some pathology services are provided in collaboration with professional laboratories.

Clinical Laboratory

Clinical Lab tests can be used to diagnose and monitor a variety of conditions.

Some of the clinical tests we offer for cancer care and urology include:

  • Urine analysis with microscopic evaluation
  • PSA Prostate-Specific Antigen – used in the diagnosis of prostate cancer
  • Free PSA Free and Total PSA – helps your urologist decide whether a prostate biopsy is necessary
  • Testosterone – male hormone responsible for sex drive and muscle mass
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC) – used as a screening test for various disease states including anemia and inflammatory processes
  • Basic Metabolic Profile or BMP – a standard set of tests for sodium, potassium, chloride, glucose, BUN and creatinine levels in your blood. It reveals important information about the status of your kidneys, blood sugar, electrolytes and blood pH balance

Clinical Laboratories are fully certified by the COLA (Commission on Laboratory Accreditation) and CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act).

Pathology Laboratory

Pathology tests involve microscopic evaluation of abnormal cells that will confirm or rule out diagnosis of different diseases or conditions.

Our board certified pathologists are recognized experts in their field. Each pathologist is certified in Anatomic and Surgical Pathology. Their clinical expertise coupled with their unique relationship with our urologists, medical and radiation oncologists assure that we are offering patients the best information available about their diagnosis and treatment.

Our Pathologists:

  • Daniel L. Hood, M.D.
  • Thomas M. Wallace, M.D.
  • Chris Rolitsky, M.D.
  • Luke Wibowo, M.D.
  • Allen L. Stephens, D.O.
  • Melissa A. Grilliot, M.D.
  • M. Atef Shrit, M.D.
  • Rebecca R. Balaj, M.D.
  • Benjamin L. McCalip, M.D.
  • Carlos Machicao, M.D.

Tests Offered By Our In-House Pathology Laboratory Include:

  • Prostate cancer biopsy-microscopic examination of tissue to check for prostate cancer
  • Immunohistochemistry tests: such as ERG and PTEN – prostate cancer prognostic indicators
  • Bladder cancer biopsy
  • Urological biopsies
  • Lymph node biopsy
  • Bone marrow biopsy
  • Urinalysis cytology

Dayton Physicians Network’s in-house pathology lab is certified by CLIA (Certified Laboratory Improvement Act)