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Vinit Patil

Pathologist

Dr. Vinit Patil is a pathologist practicing in St Louis, MO. Dr. Patil is a doctor who specializes in the study of bodily fluids and tissues. As a pathologist, Dr. Patil can help your primary care doctor make a diagnosis about your medical condition. Dr. Patil may perform a tissue biopsy to determine if a patient has cancer, practice genetic testing, and complete a number of laboratory examinations. Pathologists can also perform autopsies which can determine a persons cause of death and gain information about genetic progression of a disease.
16 years Experience
Vinit Patil
  • St Louis, MO
  • Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College
  • Not accepting new patients

How long does it take for bacteria to grow with a UTI?

It can take from 24 hours to up to 5 days for usual bacteria causing UTI.

What samples are required for a DNA test?

You can provide buccal swab or blood.

My son's arterial blood gas test in the hospital is showing a high level of CO2. Should we get this checked again?

In my opinion, the CO2 levels will be same in other lab as long as the method of CO2 measurement is same. So using a different lab for this purpose will not be helpful. Also, as READ MORE
In my opinion, the CO2 levels will be same in other lab as long as the method of CO2 measurement is same. So using a different lab for this purpose will not be helpful. Also, as long as your son's other vitals are stable and he has no sypmtoms, it should be ok. Some over the counter prescription may alter the CO2 levels and so be sure to tell your doctor if your son was taking something before going to hospital

How long should a urine culture take?

No, the results are not going to be faulty. Blood culture bottles are checked periodically until 72 hrs. The culture positivity is detected by a very sophisticated electronic READ MORE
No, the results are not going to be faulty. Blood culture bottles are checked periodically until 72 hrs. The culture positivity is detected by a very sophisticated electronic system and as the bacteria starts to grow, this system detects it and notifies the lab personnel.

My urine culture report was sent to another lab for a bacteria resistance report. Why does this happen?

Some labs may not perform specialized susceptibility testing in house and so they usually send it to other (reference) labs.

What does the CSF test include?

CSF test can include many things differential counts, culture, biochemical lab test etc based on what the physician is looking for.

My mother's biopsy confirmed a malignant tumor. Should we consider a second opinion before the treatment?

This decision is completely up to you. If the diagnosis was difficult then it does not hurt to get second opinion.

Home diabetes testing device and lab report show different results. What is more accurate?

The lab test have more accurate results. Labs have to abide to strict guidelines to be able to safely perform and interpret these test. Diabetes testing devise is also not technically READ MORE
The lab test have more accurate results. Labs have to abide to strict guidelines to be able to safely perform and interpret these test. Diabetes testing devise is also not technically maintained.

How long does it take for a biopsy report to come?

Normal histological report of a biopsy should come out in 3-5 days

Is pathology of pleomorphic adenoma accurate?

FNA of pleomorphic adenoma is fairly accurate if you have a small tumor and enough material to look at under microscope. Even though the diagnosis of pleomorphic adenoma is benign READ MORE
FNA of pleomorphic adenoma is fairly accurate if you have a small tumor and enough material to look at under microscope. Even though the diagnosis of pleomorphic adenoma is benign but there is a small (5-10%) chance that it might be associated with carcinoma/malignant cancer or it might transform into one. Also it may recur. This chance depends on the size, location, clinical and gross characteristics, and genetics. If the tumor is well cicumscribed and located in the superficial lobe of the parotid gland, is smaller than 5 cm and is completely excised then the chances of recurrence or malignant transformation are very very low. Hence, it is usually recommended to excise it completely.

Immunizations for travel

Check the following website for details
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list

Breast cancer biopsy

Please check following website
https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer/screening-tests-and-early-detection/breast-biopsy.html

Prostate pathology report

PIN is prostate intraepithelial neoplasia. There are two grades, low grade and high grade. Low grades are usually left alone. High grade is the stage before the cancer (pre-malignant). READ MORE
PIN is prostate intraepithelial neoplasia. There are two grades, low grade and high grade. Low grades are usually left alone. High grade is the stage before the cancer (pre-malignant). The cells that are growing faster, are disorganized and are within the tubules or glands and have not invaded into the surrounding stroma of prostate.