Perinatal and Obstetric Pathology

Clinical Services: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Upper East Side
525 East 68th Street, Starr Pavilion, 1037
New York, NY 10021
(212) 746-8624
(212) 746-2700

The Division of Perinatal and Obstetrical Pathology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine offers comprehensive second opinion and consultation services by our expert pathologists, including:

  • Evaluation of placental and fetal specimens (up to 24 weeks of gestation).
  • Assessment of previous and current specimens in recurrent or unexplained reproductive failure.
  • Evaluation of gross and microscopic examination with maternal history, prenatal ultrasound, cytogenetic studies, microbiologic studies, and radiologic studies.
  • Analysis of complex placental lesions resulting in pregnancy loss, fetal growth restriction (IUGR), and adverse perinatal outcome, including recommendations for further testing.
  • Evaluation of placental pathology associated with maternal diseases such as preeclampsia, coagulopathies, autoimmune disorders, and diabetes.
  • Evaluation of placental pathology associated with fetal or neonatal disorders, such as ascending or congenital infections and congenital anomalies.
  • Testing includes immunohistochemistry as appropriate.
  • Telephone consultation is available, and diagnostic reports are sent by fax in a timely fashion.

Our services may be requested by patients and obstetrician/gynecologists, in addition to other pathologists.