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Bako Pathology Services!

We’re not simply dedicated to the advancement of this great profession through Education, Research, and Financial Support, we aspire to be one of your most valued Professional Partners!

Meet our pathologists

Superior Reporting with Therapeutic Recommendations

As a provider of a wide array of anatomic and clinical pathology services, we are honored to partner with you in the management of your patients, whether related to the diagnosis and treatment of skin dermatitidies or tumors, surface infections, surgical pathology or the assessment of neuropathy. Though we understand that expediency is paramount, we refuse to compromise the quality of our reports in the name of streamlining. In that vein, our reports contain photomicrographic images, margins on shave and excision samples (unless otherwise instructed), and pertinent comments with literature references when indicated. Despite these added efforts, we maintain 24-hour turn-around time for routine cases. Our goal is not simply to provide “a competent base-line service”, all labs should be able to do that. Our mission is to provide you and your staff with services that literally augment your professional life. We spare no pain or expense in customizing our facility, reporting, testing menu, and policies toward the needs of physicians like you.

What sets Bako Pathology Services apart?

  • In-network status with all national 3rd-party payors
  • Compliant patient-friendly billing policies
  • 24 hour in-house turn-around time for routine specimens
  • Meaningful Use (HL-7) compliant web-based reporting
  • Reports with digital photomicrographic imaging
  • Clear and concise diagnoses with therapeutic options and literature references
  • Dedicated customer service team
  • Board certified dermatopathologists with 60+ years of collective podiatric pathology experience
  • Pathologists available for consultation 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST


  • Routine Skin 24-48 Hours
  • Routine Nail 24-48 Hours
  • Routine Bone 2-3 Days
  • Fine Needle Aspiration 24-48 Hours
  • Microbiology Bacterial 48 Hours
  • Microbiology Mycology 7-28 Days
  • Epidermal Nerve Fiber Density 5 Business Days
  • Molecular Genetic Testing (PCR Assay) 24-48 Hours
Priority specimen processing will be provided upon request.

Quality Laboratory Services for today's clinician


Bone pathology

Soft tissue pathology

In-house mycology and bacteriology (using state of the art spectrometry)

Serious bacterial infection is a complication of diabetes. Approximately three-quarters of all diabetic patients suffer from mild to severe peripheral nerve damage, leading to impaired sensation in the feet. Patients often develop wounds on their lower extremities, which may go undetected for a period of time. Infections in this patient population can be difficult to treat and may eventually lead to amputation of the affected digit or limb. Therefore, time is critical. We rely on our VITEK® MS 2 and PREVI® Color Gram systems to help us turn around bacterial cultures in as little as 36 hours. Yeast and fungal infections are a different matter. These pathogens can take as long as four weeks to grow. We read fungal cultures after 3, 7, 14, 21 and 28 days of incubation. We have processed over 50,000 fungal cultures this year to date, and of these, approximately 80% are positive. The VITEK 2 MS can provide rapid identification of yeast isolates. Candida albicans is a common pathogen affecting our patients, but the VITEK 2 MS database allows us to identify many other species of Candida as well as Geotrichum, Pichia, Trichosporon and Zygosaccharomyces species.

Comprehensive histochemical stain panels and Molecular Genetic Testing (PCR Assay) for accurate pathogen identification and prompt reporting.

Molecular Genetic Testing

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We aspire to be one of your most valued professional partners!