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PATHOLOGY SERVICES - ABOUT


WHAT IS WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY PATHOLOGY SERVICES?

The Department of Pathology & Immunology at Washington University in St. Louis is an international leader in diagnostic pathology, research and education. Washington University Pathology Services (WUPath) is the clinical arm for pathologic diagnosis delivering personalized medicine through subspecialty expertise and state of the art ancillary testing. Clinical services are further enhanced by our close interactions with Genomic and Pathology Services (GPS@WUSTL) and the Dermatopathology Center at Washington University.

WHAT SERVICES DO WE OFFER?

Diagnostic Expertise

We bring expertise to all the major areas of diagnostic pathology. To learn more, please visit Our Experts.

Ancillary Testing

WUPath also provides state-of-the-art CAP/CLIA certified laboratory services ranging from classical techniques such as electron microscopy to the latest molecular techniques including next-generation sequencing and chromosomal microarray. To learn more, please visit Our Services.

WHAT ARE PATHOLOGISTS AND WHY BOTHER WITH SECOND OPINIONS?

Anatomic pathology is a medical specialty that is concerned with the diagnosis of disease based on the gross, microscopic, chemical, immunologic and/or molecular examination of organs, tissues, and cells. Although many diagnoses are straightforward, diseases can present in unusual ways and with unusual appearances. Consultation and appropriate ancillary testing help ensure that the correct diagnosis is rendered, allowing a more informed assessment of disease prognosis and generating cost savings by improving clinical outcomes. Our expert pathology consultants can assist with test selection, interpret the findings, and then interact with primary physicians and other pathologists to ensure optimal treatment for each patient.