Category: Colorado

Colorado Diagnostic Laboratory, LLC (CDL) operates as the technical processing laboratory for AmeriPath’s Colorado division with Colorado Pathology Consultants, P.C., providing professional medical services.  AmeriPath Colorado strives to maintain a reputation for quality, innovation and dependability, and your comments and suggestions to further that effort are welcome. AmeriPath’s in-house testing menu is enhanced by the […]

Q: What is Human Papillomavirus (HPV)? A: HPV is one of the more common sexually transmitted infections in both men and women. It is the primary cause of both cervical disease leading to cancer as well as actual cervical cancer. There are more than 100 types of HPV, some low-risk and others high-risk. About 30 […]

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Q: What is genital herpes? A: Genital herpes is a common, sexually transmitted disease that is caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2).  Most genital herpes infections are caused by HSV-2, and many people who are infected with the herpes virus experience no or minimal signs and symptoms. This […]

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September 19th, 2016 by Travis Guiley

Gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining) has many causes. A common type of gastritis, called chronic gastritis, is usually caused by Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that can live in the protective mucus layer of the stomach. H. pylori is responsible for more than 90 percent of the duodenal ulcers and up to 80 percent of […]

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Background Information Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation and sores (ulcers) in the lining of the large intestine. Although it usually affects the S-shaped segment of the colon between the descending section and the rectum, i.e., the sigmoid colon, as well as the rectum itself, the extent of the disease can […]

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Stomach cancer (also called gastric cancer) starts in the stomach. A majority of the cancers of the stomach are called adenocarcinomas. Less common tumors that can be found are called lymphomas, gastric stromal tumors, and carcinoid tumors.According to the American Cancer Society, over 22,000 new cases of stomach cancer will be diagnosed this year. In […]

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Polyps are abnormal growths rising from the lining of the large intestine (colon) that protrude into the intestinal canal (lumen). Most polyps are benign (noncancerous) and cause no symptoms. Most benign polyps are classified as one of two types: adenomatous (adenomas) and hyperplastic. Adenomas are the precursor lesions for colorectal carcinoma (colon cancer). The more […]

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Background Information Gastroesophageal reflux is a clinical condition, in which contents normally found within the stomach regurgitate, i.e., reflux back into the esophagus, the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach. Symptoms associated with reflux include heartburn, chest pain, and/or regurgitation of acid. Almost all adults reflux at one time or another, often after […]

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Chlamydia & Gonorrhea: More than 4 million Americans contract these diseases annually. Are you at risk? Risk Factors: Engaging in unsafe sex Having sex with multiple partners Having sex with someone who has multiple partners Having a history of sexually transmitted infections Minimize your risk by: Using condoms or diaphragms during sexual intercourse Forming a […]

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Crohn’s disease is an ongoing disorder that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Crohn’s disease can affect any area of the GI tract, from the mouth to the anus, but most commonly affects the lower part of the small intestine, i.e., the ileum.The cause of the disease is unknown, but there are genetic links in […]

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