Dermatopathology Laboratory Requisitions, CTA Lab

CTA Lab, Curtis Thompson, MD & Associates Dermatopathology LabNews

11.08.2014 - Dr. Jessica Spies spoke to the Oregon Society of Dermatology Assistants conference.

11.01.2014 - Dr. Thompson’s paper is published in the Journal American Academy of Dermatology.

07.10.2014 - Welcome Dr. Andrea Chakrapani!

12.27.2010 - New immunohistochemistry stains added

11.01.2010 - CTA Lab has a new home!

01.27.2010 - Exciting updates to www.cta-lab.com

08.26.2009 - Dr. Curtis Thompson's study, "Melanocytes: A Possible Autoimmune Target in Alopecia Areata" published

08.07.2009 - Dr. Curtis Thompson presents at 2009 Pacific Coast Podiatry Conference

06.09.2009 - Dr. Curtis Thompson presents at 10th International Congress of Dermatology






11.08.2014:

Dr. Jessica Spies spoke to the Oregon Society of Dermatology Assistants conference at the Sentinel Hotel, Portland, Oregon.

See her talk, Interpretation of pathology Reports in Dermatitis.
www.cta-lab.com/dermpath_lectures.html






11.01.2014:

Dr. Thompson’s paper ‘Absence of catagen/telogen phase and loss of cytokeratin 15 expression in hair follicles in lichen planopilaris’ is published in the Journal American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. Curtis Thompson's article titled Absence of catagen/telogen phase and loss of cytokeratin 15 expression in hair follicles in lichen planopilaris was published in the November 2014 edition of The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Thompson worked with Arlette Habashi-Daniel MD, Janet Roberts, MD, and Nisha Desai, MD on this exciting dermatopathological study in lichen planopilaris. If you would like to receive a copy of this paper, please send us an email.






07.10.2014:

Welcome Dr. Andrea Chakrapani!

CTA Lab is happy to welcome another dermatopathologist to the team. Dr. Andrea Chakrapni will begin practicing at CTA Lab in July 2014. Please follow this link to learn more about Dr. Chakrapni.
www.cta-lab.com/our_doctors.html





12.27.2010:

New immunohistochemistry stains added

Our list of stains on www.cta-lab.com has been updated to reflect some new immuno stains we now offer. Of particular interest amongst our new immuno stains are:

  • SOX-10 (To replace MITF)
  • C3d for pemphigoid/pemphigus
  • HSV I/II and Zoster (two separate stains)
  • MLH1 and MSH2 for Muir Torre (Misses some but not many of the Muir Torre) - easy to read
  • p63 for cutaneous epithelial vs. metastasis - this is very useful
  • Spirochete
  • Neurofilament for Merkel which won't stain with other neural markers
  • Antiphosphohistone H3 / MelanA dual stain to find mitotic figures in the dermis in melanoma
  • S-100 / Keratin 5/6 dual stain to find perineural invasion
  • Ki-67 / MelanA dual stain to assess dermal component
  • Rhodamine Acid Fast Stain fluorescent stain that we find is better than fite stain (not IPOX)




11.01.2010:

CTA Lab has a new home!

We are proud to announce our new location at 12254 SW Garden Place / Tigard, OR 97224! The move itself went smooth and seamless, and the new lab set up is allowing us to be even more efficient than before. We have ample space and a great location, come visit sometime.





01.27.2010:

Exciting updates to www.cta-lab.com

cta-lab.com now has more functionality! Our old printable Supply Order Form has been removed and replaced with an electronic Supply Order Form. We hope this new system will free up your valuable time, please try it out today. Also, we have added a requisition that can be filled in on your computer - Fillable Requisition Form [PDF] to the Requisitions Page. This new requisition should also free up some time and help your hands from getting cramped!



08.26.2009:

Dr. Curtis Thompson's study, "Melanocytes: A Possible Autoimmune Target in Alopecia Areata" published

Dr. Curtis Thompson's article titled "Melanocytes: A Possible Autoimmune Target in Alopecia Areata" [PDF] has been published in the September 2009 edition of The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Thompson worked with Stephanie Trautman, MD, Michele Thompson, MD and Janet Roberts, MD on this exciting dermatopathological study on Alopecia Areata. Please read this article and contact Dr. Curtis Thompson with any questions or comments.



08.07.2009:

Dr. Curtis Thompson presents at 2009 Pacific Coast Podiatry Conference

On August 7, 2009, Dr. Curtis Thompson, MD had the privilege of presenting at The 2009 Pacific Coast Podiatry Institute Conference in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Curtis Thompson presented his findings in "Centrifuging Nail Specimen Debris Increases Sensitivity of Fungus Detection - Curtis Thompson, MD" [PDF]. Look for video from this presentation soon.



06.09.2009:

Dr. Curtis Thompson presents at 10th International Congress of Dermatology

On May 23, 2009, Dr. Curtis Thompson, MD had the privilege of presenting at The 10th International Congress of Dermatology in Prague, Czech Republic. Dr. Curtis Thompson's presentation was titled "Centrifuging Nail Specimen Debris Increases Sensitivity of Fungus Detection - Curtis Thompson, MD" [PDF] and focused on a new technique developed by Dr. Thompson which increases the sensitivity of detecting fungus in nail biopsy specimens.




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