The Cytology department of Fort Wayne Medical Laboratory offers full spectrum on-site processing for both Gyn and Non-Gynecologic specimens. We process ThinPrep™ liquid based paps to provide the most current standards of care. We also do in-house Roche Cobas™ HPV, CT/NG testing that can be ordered as a reflex test or ordered one at a time. We offer one of the most highly qualified cytology staff teams in the area. We have a full staff of certified cytotechnologists as well as nine pathologists.


8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.


From the time a Pap smear is accessioned in the lab, the normal turn around time is three to four working days. Non-gynecologic specimens and stat specimens will be processed within one working day. If a cell block is made, turn around time will be two working days on non-gynecologic specimens.


For non-gynecologic specimens, a fax is sent or a phone call is made to the client's office as soon as a diagnosis is rendered. Written reports are sent on all specimens via fax, web browser, or interfacing.


Courier Service:

Full courier service (pickup and delivery) is provided at no cost.


A complete list of supplies is available and will be provided upon request.


Cytology personnel are available to answer any technical questions you may have. Our pathologists are always available to you as well.

The Fort Wayne Medical Laboratory is certified by the Health Care Financing Administration Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), and is licensed by the State of Indiana Health Professions Bureau. As these are required standards for the industry, FWML has met the additional requirements for The Joint Commission accreditation.