Dr. Vinit Patil is a hematology pathologist practicing in St Louis, MO. Dr. Patil specializes in reviewing blood samples and interpreting laboratory results. These results give them an idea of whether certain diseases are malignant or not, in order for them to properly determine what exact treatment is needed. Hematopathologists are normally experts in leukemia, lymphoma, anemia, hemophilia and many other blood diseases.
Education and Training
Baylor College of Medicine PhD 2016
Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College MD 2003
American Board of Pathology
Anatomic Pathology (Pathology)
Clinical Pathology (Pathology)
Vinit Patil's Expert Contributions
Pathology report for prostate biopsy should say the diagnosis. If there is cancer in the specimen, then it will usually say adenocarcinoma. There should be a grade listed too. Higher grade means worst cancer. Sometimes report may include percent of prostate tissue involved by cancer. If there is no cancer, then the report will read benign prostate tissue or prostatic hyperplasia or prostatitis or no evidence of malignancy. READ MORE
Yes this could be a serious problem. It's better to get it thoroughly checked with your pediatrician. READ MORE
There are many ways to check for hepatitis. Usually serological test looking for antibodies are ordered first. Some physicians may order PCR based DNA tests depending on the results of serological tests. READ MORE
Bone marrow biopsy is done for many reasons. One of the reason is to evaluate low white cell count. There are many reasons for low white cell counts. They may range from reactive conditions such as bone marrow toxicity due to for example herbal supplements, medications, nutritional deficiencies, peripheral destruction or autoimmune condition etc myelodysplastic syndrome, even leukemia or lymphoma and metastatic disease in marrow. The procedure is slightly painful and takes about 15-30 minutes. Usually there is minimal bleeding. READ MORE
Blood test will look for iron levels, storage, saturation and absorption. It will also look for vitamin B12 and folic acid deficiencies. Other test which can be ordered include zinc and copper levels, hemoglobinopathy evaluations, serum protein electrophoresis based on other constellation of symptoms and clinical concern. READ MORE
It can take from 24 hours to up to 5 days for usual bacteria causing UTI. READ MORE
You can provide buccal swab or blood. READ MORE
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 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 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. READ MORE
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. READ MORE
CSF test can include many things differential counts, culture, biochemical lab test etc based on what the physician is looking for. READ MORE
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. 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. READ MORE
Normal histological report of a biopsy should come out in 3-5 days 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. READ MORE
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Please check following website https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer/screening-tests-and-early-detection/breast-biopsy.html 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. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- College of American Pathologists
- American Society for Clinical Pathology
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