North Central Pathology has a staff of ASCP certified cytotechnologists. All high-risk and abnormal Pap smears and non-gynecologic specimens are reviewed by a pathologist.

We provide complete cytology diagnostic services:

Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA)

  • Processing of FNA specimens
  • Physician office on-site assistance with FNA procedure/adequacy determination by a cytotechnologist
  • North Central Pathology, P.A. on-site FNA Clinic

The cytopathology staff of North Central Pathology offers a Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) biopsy service for evaluation of superficial palpable masses. Our pathologists and cytotechnicians provide complete service beginning with patient evaluation and ending with rapid diagnosis of the lesion. To schedule an FNA procedure, call the Cytology Department at (320) 253-6554, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Pap Smears

  • Conventional Pap Smears
  • ThinPrep® Pap Test™
  • Access to HPV Testing

Non-gynecologic Cytology

  • Urine Cytology
  • Sputum Cytology
  • Bronchial Washing/Brushing Specimens
  • Oral Cavity Smears
  • Gastroesophageal Brushings
  • Ovarian Cyst Fluid
  • Pleural, Peritoneal and Pericardial Fluids
  • Other - Call for more information


Pap Smear Cells


Cytology Analysis


IHC Stainer