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Anatomic pathology and cytology services

For fast, accurate results

Accurately diagnose and treat your patients with our pathology services by PathAssistant, our Canadian laboratory.

Founded in 2016, PathAssistant offers superior digital pathology services to help provide the best possible patient care. Our expertise, cutting-edge technology and team of highly skilled pathologists offer exceptional accuracy and reliability in diagnosing and treating complex cases.

Innovation and expertise at the service of patients

We are proud to count on a team of multidisciplinary pathologists certified by organizations such as the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Collège des médecins du Québec.

In addition, our offering includes a digital pathology service that converts glass slides into digital slides for study on a high-resolution screen using visualization software designed to replicate the functionality of a traditional light microscope. This approach complements the pathologist's reading and interpretation, enhances the value of prognostic and therapeutic data, and offers state-of-the-art solutions for the most complex cases.

The expertise of our pathologists and digital innovation enable us to deliver fast, reliable, quality results that can change your patients' lives. What's more, the laboratory is fully CAP accredited, and all pathologists are trained, accredited and assessed on an ongoing basis.

Our pathologists cover a wide range of specialties, including:

  • Gastrointestinal
  • Lung
  • Hematopathology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Breast
  • Gynecology
  • Genitourinary

Our services

Our pathology laboratory offers a full range of services

Liquid gynecological cytology and urinary cytology

Pathology requiring specialized interpretation

Digital pathology

Advantages of using our pathology services

  • Fast results: interpretation-only available in 3 days, from gross-to-sign out available in less than 10 days ;
  • Rapid access to a team of certified pathologists through digital telepathology, when required;
  • Standardized synoptic reports in English and French, with photos and images for a clear understanding of results;
  • Safe service that complies with Canadian medico-legal laws for your patients' peace of mind;
  • Support from our pathologists for primary and secondary consultations or complex cases;
  • The cost of pathology tests is reimbursed by most private insurers.

Our team of pathology specialists

Dr Jaime Snowdon, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Medical director – Pathology
Dr Jaime Snowdon, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Linda Cormier

Assistant Manager, Pathology Laboratory


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