In Washington, anatomic pathology groups InCyte Pathology and Eastside Pathology are planning to merge into one group, reports Dark Daily. The combined team will include 36 pathologists — 25 from InCyte and 11 from Eastside — working in large histology labs across the state.
"New molecular diagnostic technologies and the ongoing introduction of innovative genetic tests require local pathology group practices to invest significant capital. They often need to also go outside to recruit pathologists with the sophisticated skills to both oversee the processing of these specimens and perform the diagnosis," Dark Daily says. "Smaller pathology groups either lack the money to make these investments, or are often uncomfortable with the risk associated with expanding their anatomic pathology test menu in this fashion."
However, this is unlikely to be a problem for InCyte and Eastside once the merger is complete, Dark Daily adds.