The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is devoted to excellence in patient care by providing a full range of professional and technical services to the UC Health System.
In an academic environment of teaching and research, these services encompass anatomic and clinical pathology, and they serve to promote pathology as a discipline integral to the delivery of health care.
Anatomic pathology includes autopsy pathology, cytopathology and surgical pathology, to include subspecialization in genitourinary (GU), breast, gynecologic, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, pancreatic, endocrine, pulmonary, cardiovascular, neuromuscular, renal and head/neck pathology.
Clinical pathology includes blood bank/transfusion medicine, chemistry, microbiology, immunology, hematopathology, coagulation and molecular pathology.
The department collectively is responsible annually for the interpretation of approximately 35,000 surgical pathology cases, 4,000 non-gynecologic and 6,000 gynecologic cytology specimens, 1,200 hematopathology cases, renal biopsies, neuromuscular cases, 3,000 consult cases and the performance of 200 autopsies.
Providing high-quality 24/7 service using state-of-the-art equipment, the highly experienced clinical laboratory staff performs two million tests per year. It also supports an extensive point of care laboratory testing system serving the region’s pre-eminent Level I trauma care service.