Women’s Health Laboratories offers a comprehensive test menu to our OB/GYN clients and patients.  We strive to deliver not only the broadest range of services but also the highest quality test offering.  Our commitment to quality and service is delivered in a number of ways:

Diagnostic Excellence

  • 100% board-certified pathology, cytopathology and molecular pathology staff
  • Exclusive focus on gynecologic pathology
  • Outside expert review of all unusual or challenging cases
  • Clear and concise diagnoses

Industry Leading Service

  • Immediate telephone access to board-certified pathologists through our customer service hotline (855) 823-7277
  • Quick turnaround time:  2 to 4 day turnaround time for cytology and molecular pathology results, 48-hour turnaround time for histology results
  • Clear and concise color-coded reports for easy interpretation of patient results
  • Comprehensive managed care coverage nationwide including contracts with all federally funded programs, and national and local carriers
  • Digital photomicrographs on all abnormal reports with report flags for High Grade or CIN diagnoses to help draw attention to priority cases that need clinical attention
  • Patient Results Network and Normal Letters Program gives quick confidential access to patient’s Pap result
  • Patient Results Network and Normal Letters Program gives quick confidential access to patient’s Pap result
  • Nationwide courier network options for easy packaging and shipping of patient specimens to our laboratory
  • On-site billing and customer service departments offer quick response time and resolution from customer and patient inquiries
  • Various billing and payment options for both insured and uninsured patients, including easy online web payments via credit card

Our service menu includes the following testing capabilities:

GYN Cytology 

Women’s Health Laboratories employs three options for GYN Cytology Pap testing.  Women’s Health Laboratories offers the Hologic ThinPrep Pap Test with the ThinPrep Imaging System, the BD SurePath Pap Test with the BD Focal Point Imaging System, and conventional Pap smear slides.  All liquid based cytology specimens are analyzed with the respective imaging system to ensure the highest quality diagnosis and fewest number of equivocal and ASC-US diagnoses.  Please contact our Client Services to ensure that you have the appropriate collection kits and shipping instructions for ThinPrep and SurePath specimens.

ThinPrep Collection Guide

SurePath Collection Guide 


Human Papilloma Virus Testing

Women’s Health Laboratories offers the most comprehensive portfolio of HPV testing available.

The GenProbe APTIMA HPV HR and 16/18/45 assays utilize amplification of target E6/E7 viral messenger RNA (mRNA) by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).

The Roche cobas®  HPV Test is the only clinically validated, FDA-approved assay that simultaneously provides pooled results on high-risk genotypes and individual results on the highest-risk genotypes, HPV 16, HPV 18, and HPV 12 other pooled. cobas® HPV test utilizes amplification of target viral DNA by the PCR and nucleic acid hybridization technology.  The Roche cobas® HPV Test is also now FDA cleared for use as a first-line primary screening test for cervical cancer in women 25 and older.  Women’s Health Laboratories is one of the first national laboratories to offer this new Roche cobas® HPV PRIMARY SCREENING assay.

WHL also offers an HPV comprehensive genotyping (50 sub-types) assay by multiplex PCR analysis.  This assay distinguishes between and reports 25 high risk genotypes and 25 low risk genotypes.

WHL offers a variety of HPV reflex options including an ASCCP Guided Panel that reflexes to HPV based upon the Pap diagnosis and age of the patient.

General Cytology

Cytologic evaluation is available for all brushings, aspirates, fluids or sputum specimens.  Please contact our client service department to ensure that you have the appropriate collection kits and shipping instructions for cytology specimens.

Genetic Testing

A wide array of genetic testing is available to service your patient testing needs.  The specimen collection options are attached in the following link.

Specimen Collection Guide  

These assays include:


CT/NG (Chlamydia/Gonorrhea)
CT/NG (Chlamydia/Gonorrhea) with negative reflex to Mycoplasma genitalium
HSV 1 & 2 (Herpes Simplex Virus, Type 1 & 2)
Vaginosis Panel by BD Affirm (Candida species, Gardnerella vaginalis & Trichomonas vaginalis)
Vaginosis Panel by PCR (Candida species, Gardnerella vaginalis & Trichmonas vaginalis)
Vaginosis Panel by PCR with negative Gardnerella vaginalis reflex to Atopobium vaginae
Vaginosis Panel by PCR with reflex to Candida Speciation (8 species: C. albicans, C. glabrata, C. krusei, C. parapsilosis, C. tropicalis, C. kefyr, C. guillermondi, C. lusitaniae, C. rugosa)

Individual Tests:

Atopobium vaginae
Candida species
Chlamydia trachomatis (CT)
Cervical TERC FISH
Cystic Fibrosis (23 Mutations)
Human Papilloma Virus by GenProbe APTIMA (HPV HR or HPV 16/18/45)
Human Papilloma Virus by Roche COBAS (HPV HR, HPV 16, 18 and 12 other pooled)
Human Papilloma Virus by Roche COBAS (HPV PRIMARY SCREENING with Reflex to Pap)
Gardnerella vaginalis
Group B Streptococcus
Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV 1)
Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV 2)
Mycoplasma genitalium
Neisseria gonorrhea (NG)
Trichomonas vaginalis

Histology & Special Stains

Women’s Health Laboratories is also focused on routine histologic diagnosis of tissue biopsies. We are equipped with the latest technology and processes including a comprehensive menu of IHC and special stains to address all gynecologic conditions.  We pride ourselves on our diagnostic expertise and advances in the area of minimally invasive tissue biopsy procedure and tissue processing.


Cultures and sensitivities are available upon request.  Please contact client service to learn more information about our microbiology offering and to acquire the appropriate collection kits.

Below is a PDF version of our requisition and specimen log form. If you need specimen collection or shipping supplies, please do not hesitate to contact our Client Service Department directly.

WHL Requisition 

Pathology Specimen Log Form 

3495 Hacks Cross Rd. / Memphis, TN 38125      
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