LSU Health Shreveport provides exceptional pathology resources to physicians and their patients. Our highly consultative service is designed to provide you with robust decision-making diagnostic information. Our multi-specialty approach provides you with the resources needed for even the most complex cases. 

Our pathologists take great pride in meeting your individual consultation needs by providing direct interaction with you and/or the referring physician. Sign out conferences are held daily to ensure that multiple Board Certified Pathologists and PhDs collectively discern the findings, achieve a consensus on the diagnosis, and/or assess the need for additional testing when appropriate. We also recognize the urgency in treatment required on many cases which is why we offer preliminary notifications as available and when requested as well as 24 hour coverage. 

Our Anatomic and Clinical Laboratories are CAP, AABB, FDA, and JCAHO accredited with all technical personnel being appropriately licensed both at the national and state level. Additionally, many technical personnel also possess a specialist license in their area of expertise. Our technical staff is trained in handling all accounts, regardless of size, in an individualized manner to insure that customer specifications are continuously achieved.

We at LSU Health Shreveport Pathology Outreach Services believe that our highest priority is customer satisfaction and the development of lasting relationships built on trust and friendship. Each request is processed like it belongs to one of our own family members with our philosophy being “nothing but our very best is acceptable”.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please call or e-mail us. We continuously expand our test menu, so don’t hesitate to inquire about a test not listed on our website. We look forward to working with you to provide your customers with the highest quality, personalized service available in pathology outreach and to developing a lasting relationship built on professionalism, trust, and friendship.

RENAL PATHOLOGY

Our renal pathology service provides next-day diagnostic results. We provide light, immunofluorescence and electron microcopy results to provide you with optimal decision-making diagnostic support.
 

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MUSCLE & NERVE PATHOLOGY

The services provide the highest quality diagnostic service through timely, accurate diagnoses and personalized direct communication between our specialized renal pathologist and the referring nephrologist or pathologist.

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Consultations and Testing Services

Autopsy Pathology
Bacteriology
Breast Pathology
Chemistry – Routine
Chemistry – Special
Coagulation
Cytogenetics
Cytopathology
Dermatopathology
Electron Microscopy
Endocrine Pathology

Flow Cytometry
Gastrointestinal Pathology
GU Pathology
Head and Neck Pathology
Hematology
Hematopathology
Histology
Immunohistochemistry
Molecular Pathology
Mycology
Neuropathology
 

OB/GYN Pathology
Opthalmic Pathology
Parasitology
Phlebotomy
Pulmonary Pathology
Renal Pathology
Serology
Transfusion Services
Trauma/Stat Laboratory
Urinalysis
Virology

   

Pathology Outreach Account Managers

Our team consists of several account representatives that serve your area. Please contact our business office if interested in our services so we can immediately connect the appropriate account representative to work directly with you in answering your questions.  (318) 675-5869

CONTACT US

AP Offices    
Phone: (318) 675-5860
Fax: (318) 675-8589

 

Business Services    
Phone: (318) 675-5869
Fax: (318) 675-6444

 

Outreach Services    
Phone: (318) 675-8475
Fax: (318) 675-7514

 

Patient Client Services
Phone: (318) 675-5918
Fax: (318) 675-4568

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Wilma Mason

Regional Pathology Manager
Phone: (804) 382-1065
Fax: (804) 560-0664
Email: wilma.mason@brfla.org

Wilma is originally from the Midwest attending college at Creighton University and Emporia State University where she graduated with a double major in Business Administration and Marketing.   She began her sales career in the pharmaceutical industry and moved into startup medical devices having been part of the initial sales teams in three very successful companies before working in the lab industry.

 

Wilma brought her passion for healthcare to LSU Health Shreveport in 2012.   Her passion to succeed and belief in the clinical excellence LSU Health Shreveport has to offer was vital in creating a win/win for LSU and the customers we serve.

 

Wilma covers the Mid-Atlantic regional from Maryland down to North Carolina. She lives in Richmond, Virginia where she shares her home with a rescue cat and two dogs.  She enjoys hiking, travel and entertaining.  In her spare time she also does animal transport for rescue groups.

Sally Barre, RN, BSN

Regional Pathology Manager
Phone: (908) 377-0375
Fax: (908) 517-5201
Email: sally.barre@brfla.org

Sally earned her Bachelor’s Degree of Science at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY and afterwards received a Nursing Surgical Internship at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT.  She had a prominent publication titled, “Emotional Effects of Crohns Disease, featured in Nursing Magazine.

 

Sally has been marketing clinical laboratory testing, anatomic pathology and specialty lab testing for almost 30 years.  She is a President’s Circle Awards recipient from both Quest Diagnostics and Bostwick Laboratories.

 

Sally worked with Dr. Guillermo Herrera at Bostwick Laboratories for almost five years before joining him at LSU Health Sciences Center four years ago. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and has two adult daughters. Her and her husband enjoy spending their free time with their beloved therapy Shetland Sheepdog.

   

   

FAQs

If cancellation request is received prior to specimen setup will there be any charges?

No specimen processing charges will be incurred, however, the cost of transportation for the specimen will be the responsibility of the client.

If cancellation request is received after specimen setup will there be any charges?

Partial or full charges are dependent on any and all procedures that were performed prior to notification in addition to transportation costs.

Can an employee receive a discount on services?

Yes, some services do allow discounts upon written request. Please contact our business manager for specific information on employee discounts.

Can a patient receive a discount on services?

Yes, some services do allow discounts upon written request. Please contact our business manager for specific information on patient direct pay discounts.

What is a CPT Code?

Current Procedural Terminology code is a standardized mechanism utilized to code a procedure and service performed by physicians.
Codes are generally five digits.
Coding is necessary to accurately describe the services performed by physicians.
Coding is utilized by physicians and technical personnel to determine test methodology and specimen or source of sample.
Coding is utilized by billing personnel to accurately bill for services rendered.

What is an ICD-10 Code?

International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision (ICD-10) codes is a standardized mechanism utilized to code diagnosis and disease.
Coding is necessary to report diagnoses and diseases to all US Public Health Service and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Coding is utilized by billing personnel to accurately bill for services rendered.

Will consideration regarding invoice adjustments be made in cases of financial hardship?

Possibly.
All initial invoices are sent without any adjustments for patient pay portions.
Individuals who wish to claim financial hardship must do so in writing and address the request to the pathologist that signed out the case. The pathologist will review the request and determine if an adjustment for their professional services is possible.
Adjustments to technical services must be addressed directly with hospital/clinic billing.

If I choose not to pay my invoice, could I be turned over to a collection agency?

Yes.
Payment is due when services are rendered.
Payment plans can be established for individuals needing additional time to pay their bill in full.
Ignoring the invoice for payment will not make the amount owed decrease or disappear.
Follow-up is initially performed on deliquent payment; failure to establish and make payments on a payment plan or pay the amount in full regretfully will result in the account being forwarded to collections.

Outreach Services

EXCEPTIONAL PATHOLOGY RESOURCES FOR PHYSICIANS AND THEIR PATIENTS