3329 G Street Merced, CA 95340
(209) 723-4551 Fax (209)723-0141
Grant P. Carmichael, M.D. Shawn C. Emery, M.D.
R. Steve Phillips, M.D. Daniel G. K. Phillips, M.D.
Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm
A company of health care and supporting professionals committed to the timely, resourceful provision of excellent, increasingly technical services in pathology (anatomic, clinical, cytology) to the Merced, California region.
Effective May 1, 2013 Medi-Cal will no longer pay for screening paps on women under 21 or over 65, regardless of sexual history. Reimbursement may be made for services provided to these patients IF there is documentation that the woman meets one or more of the following criteria:
1. The woman received a diagnosis of HSIL within the past 20 years and requires continued surveillance.
2. In utero exposure to DES.
3. Immunocompromised status.
4. Over the age of 65 who does not have an adequate negative history in prior screenings (3 negative screenings within the last 10 years).
5. Requires repeat cytology to reevaluate prior ASCUS, LSIL, or CIN I.
Welcome to Merced Pathology. In these web pages you will find information regarding specimen collection procedures, laboratory policies, location, and general pathology references.
Merced Pathology Medical Group, Inc. operates under the direction of three pathologists. Each pathologist is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, and is licensed by the State of California. In addition, one of our pathologists is board certified in dermatopathology, another cytopathology.
Our Board Certified pathologists are assisted in histology and cytology by technical and clerical staff with an average of 20+ years experience. The cytotechnologists and histotechnologists are certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Additionally, our cytotechnologists are licensed by the State of California and are certified members of the International Academy of Cytology. Great care is taken to select only those technologists with the highest educational standards who take pride in their professional responsibilities.
MPMG laboratory information brochure
2012 Revised Pap Test Consensus Guidelines