Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

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Building upon its rich history, which includes the Papanicalaou Cytopathology Laboratory where the "Pap Smear" was developed, our staff brings a wealth of expertise to the practice of laboratory and pathology medicine. Over three million laboratory tests are performed annually using state-of-the-art facilities and techniques such as robotic automation.

Over three million laboratory tests are performed annually using state-of-the-art facilities and techniques such as robotic automation. The Pathology Department provides microscopic examinations of tissue samples, blood tests, drug monitoring, viral studies, body fluid analyses, and other tests, with a wide range of subspecialty areas. The specialties include hematopatholgy, breast pathology, dermatopathology, cytopathology and aspiration biopsy, renal pathology, special hematology and coagulation tests, molecular pathology, and perinatal and pediatric pathology.

More than thirty MD and PhD scientists staff the pathology laboratories. All are full-time, board-certified faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College with expertise in a wide range of pathology subspecialties. Building on their expertise, we have developed a nation-wide diagnostic and patient management consultation service.