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.
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