Incyte Diagnostics has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions submitted by patients over the years. If your question is not answered here, please feel free to contact us directly.
1.) Question: Do I have the right to a copy of my medical record?
You do have a right to receive a copy of your medical record. However, a reasonable, cost-based fee may be charged for this service. Please allow 15 working days to process your request.
2.) Question: How does Incyte “give back” to the community?
Incyte Diagnostics works with community healthcare providers to offer pathology services for a reduced fee, as well as sponsoring many community activities including the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, American Cancer Society Relay for Life, American Cancer Society Daffodil Days and Valley Girl Triathlon.
3.) Question: How long will it take my doctor to receive the report on my pap smear?
Pap smears are generally reported out in 4-7 days after receipt in the laboratory. Turnaround time for biopsy results are generally 24 hours; however, additional testing may add another 24-48 hours.
4.) Question: What are the hours and phone number to the Incyte billing office?
The Billing Office phones are staffed from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Locally, you may call 892-2701 or 1-800-403-6749 toll free.
5.) Question: How is my Pap smear screened?
Your Pap smear is initially screened by an automated screener and then by a cytotechnologist who has advanced training in reading cytologic smears. All abnormal results are reviewed by a pathologist. Ten percent of the Pap smears received at Incyte Diagnostics are re-screened for quality assurance purposes.
6.) Question: What is HPV and its role in cervical cancer? Am I at risk?
The human papillomavirus (also called HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). Studies have noted that women with high-risk HPV infections are at a greater risk of developing cervical cancer and its precursor conditions in the future. According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 11,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year and about 4,000 die of the disease. Cervical cancer is highly treatable in most cases if detected early.
Local physicians can order the Cervista HPV HR test from Incyte Diagnostics that screens for the presence of high-risk types of the human papillomavirus, which are strongly associated with the development of cervical cancer. The Cervista HPV HR test is intended for reflex use with ASC-US (inconclusive) Pap results and for co-testing with the Pap test in women ages 30 and over.
7.) Question: I was diagnosed with cancer. Where can I get additional information about treatment options/prognosis/support groups etc.?
To learn more visit the National Cancer Institute web page..