Additional TOPS Information

How Tufts Oral Pathology Services Works with You


  1. Call TOPS toll-free at 866-670-TOPS (8677) or fax 617-636-6780. We will be happy to provide you with no-cost biopsy and cytology kits, which will be sent out immediately for next-day delivery.
  2. Send your tissue and cytology specimens via our FedEx service. We provide:
    • soft and hard tissue analysis
    • processing of liquid-based brush cytology smears (PAP and PAS stains; HPV oncogenic strains detection) 
    • gross examination and decalcification
    • routine and special stains
    • immunohistochemical stains
    • immunofluorescence
    • flow cytometry analysis
  3. Within 24 hours, we will send you a detailed, written pathology report via fax and mail. This report includes gross and microscopic description, final diagnosis with corresponding ICD.9.CM code for insurance claims and useful comments relating to patient management.
  4. We will contact you to discuss challenging diagnoses and the implications on patient management. Special stains, decalcification and final culture results follow as soon as possible.