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Building upon its rich history, which includes the Papanicolaou Cytopathology Laboratory where the "Pap Smear" was developed, our clinical pathology 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.

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Over three million laboratory tests are performed annually using state-of-the-art facilities and techniques such as robotic automation. Weill Cornell Medicine's New York City-based Pathology 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 hematopathology, breast pathology, dermatopathology, cytopathology and aspiration biopsy, renal pathology, special hematology and coagulation tests, molecular pathology, and perinatal and pediatric pathology.

More than sixty 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.

Consultation Services

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine is home to one of the busiest and most experienced pathology consultation services in the United States. Our pathologists are subspecialty trained, setting us apart from other pathology laboratories. The expertise of Weill Cornell pathologists is widely sought by external pathologists, clinicians, and patients requesting an expert consultation in pathology.

Referring physicians and patients benefit from:

  • Consultation and case review with diagnostic experts in various subspecialties of pathology
  • Direct communication with the pathologist and guidance on appropriate management.
  • Intradepartmental peer-review quality assurance program; Quality practice.
  • State-of-the-art, full service laboratories including immunohistochemistry and molecular analysis.
  • Coordination of specimen transport via local messenger or overnight carrier.
  • Rapid turnaround time (24-48 hours).

If you are a patient, you will need to submit your surgical pathology slides, the related pathology reports, and a completed Consultation Request form to the contact person listed on the individual sub-specialty consultation page. Please select the relevant link above for details. You can also call 212-746-2700 between 8:00am-6:00 E.S.T., Monday through Friday.

Weill Cornell's pathologists have been consistently recognized in New York Magazine's "Best Doctors in New York" issue and Castle Connolly's renowned America's Top Doctors-New York Metro Area Edition.

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