Main Content

Surgical Pathology Laboratory

path---surg-path-lab.jpgThe surgical pathology laboratory provides complete gross and microscopic examinations for all specimens and tissues submitted by the physicians of University Hospital and Clinics. Professional consultation services by staff pathologists are available to outside organizations. Of particular note is the frozen section/intra-operative consultation service in which a staff pathologist provides a diagnosis to the surgeon within 20 minutes of specimen arrival to the laboratory.

In addition, the histology division provides services for embedding tissue in paraffin, cutting tissue sections, and staining permanent sections for review by pathologists as well as providing an extensive menu of special stains to aid in diagnosis. Furthermore, specialized services are provided for telepathology, hematopathology, neuropathology and renal pathology.

The surgical pathology laboratory is staffed with 10 staff pathologists, 12 pathology residents, one pathologist assistant, three pathology technologists, two lead technologists, one histotechnician, four histotechnologists, three medical transcriptionists, two administrative assistants and one lab aide. Pathologists are available via the online call schedule for consultation after hours and on weekends and holidays.