Surgical pathology specimens currently number approximately 60,000 per year and autopsies number approximately 120 per year. Cytology specimens approximate 80,000 cases per year with over 3,100 fine needle aspirations, some of which are retrieved by pathology staff and residents. A cytopathology fellowship training program is also offered.
The laboratory is equipped to perform a full array of ancillary studies including:
- image analysis
- molecular techniques including next generation sequencing (NGS), real time polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), chromogenic in situ hybridization (CISH), among others
Approximately 600 specimens are processed for electron microscopy annually including over 350 renal biopsies per year. Immunofluorescence microscopy is performed on renal biopsies and on other appropriate specimens such as lung and skin. Muscle and nerve biopsies number approximately 165 annually. The cytogenetics laboratory analyzes over 3,000 cases annually utilizing state-of-the-art cytogenetic, molecular cytogenetic, and whole genomic chromosome microarray techniques. The Anatomic Pathology Advanced Diagnositics Laboratory performs over approximately 1,000 breast receptor studies, 900 Urovysion tests, 100 KRAS tests, 90 HPV genotypes, 50 DNA ploidy studies, and 20 small-round-blue-cell PCR panels annually.