Pathology

Louisville Pathology

UofL Physicians-Pathology serves as a regional resource for the clinical laboratory services required for patient care, including biopsies that are used to diagnose cancer and other diseases. Information from Pathology is responsible for making approximately 70 percent of patient diagnoses.

The pathology laboratory works to support key clinical services in the hospital and associated clinics, including the operating room, labor and delivery, the newborn nursery, the emergency room, bone marrow transplant service, cancer/blood disorder treatment specialties, the hemophilia clinic and the stroke service. Comprehensive services include point-of-care testing for oncology and for general medical patients.

The doctors of UofL Physicians-Pathology, formerly known as University Pathologists PSC, provide services to University of Louisville Hospital, the Veterans Administration Medical Center and the Medical Examiner’s Office. We are developing new approaches to healthcare, research and education that will help us to become a nationally recognized center of excellence in basic and applied research, education and training, and clinical practice of pathology and laboratory medicine.

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Louisville Pathology

UofL Physicians-Pathology clinical laboratory services assist in diagnosing:

Clinical Laboratory Services

UofL Physicians-Pathology offers clinical diagnostic evaluation of tissue, urine and blood samples in order to support the diagnosis of cancer and other diseases.

Clinical Consulting

The Pathology practice consults with physicians in other specialties on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders.

Surgical Pathology

UofL Physicians-Pathology makes on-the-spot diagnoses of a patient’s tissue during the time of surgery to assist the surgeon in the appropriate care of the patient, and makes a diagnosis on all tissue taken from the patient during surgery.

Clinical Chemistry

Many chemical tests are done with a blood sample from the patient to diagnose and monitor the disease of the patient.

Infectious Disease Identification

Based on laboratory evaluations, UofL Physicians-Pathology helps diagnose patients with infectious diseases and identifies and confirms outbreaks of infectious diseases.

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

In order to prevent under- or over-dosage, UofL Physicians-Pathology monitors the concentrations of medication in the blood of patients who are receiving certain medications.

Emergency Toxicology Services

UofL Physicians-Pathology assists in the treatment of patients who seek hospital care for poisoning by identifying the poison source through laboratory testing.

Transfusion Medicine

UofL Physicians-Pathology processes and distributes blood and blood components for transfusion.

Evaluation of the Blood

The Pathology practice coagulation laboratory offers testing for the assessment of the blood and blood clotting tendencies.

Autopsy Support

UofL Physicians-Pathology offers postmortem analysis of drugs and poisons.

Forensic Toxicology

UofL Physicians-Pathology serves the legal community with expert consultations and case reviews in areas of interpretation of laboratory results dealing with drugs, alcohol and poisons.

Physicians in this practice may not see patients at all locations listed below. For details, please call the appointment line for the location you are interested in visiting.

Offices and Clinics

Hospital Affiliations

  • University of Louisville Hospital
  • Robley Rex VA Medical Center
  • Medical Examiner’s Office

U of L pathology

The UofL Physicians-Pathology practice is nationally recognized for excellence in basic and applied research, education and training, and clinical practice in pathology and laboratory medicine.

The doctors of UofL Physicians-Pathology have studied at some of the finest medical schools throughout the world, including Harvard and Duke, the Universities of Minnesota, Missouri, Tennessee, and Louisville, plus noted universities in Iran and Syria. Our Pathology practice physicians have advanced fellowship training in a wide range of specialties, including hematology, forensic pathology, neuropathology, cytopathology, chemical pathology, medical microbiology, surgical and pulmonary pathology and blood banking.

All of the doctors with UofL Physicians-Pathology are Board Certified by the American Board of Pathology and most also have subspecialty board certification in their area of primary practice. Our research accomplishments are significant, and focus on procedures and techniques that provide more accurate diagnoses.

The doctors with UofL Physicians-Pathology are regularly evaluated to ensure we remain qualified not only to provide excellent patient service, but to teach the next generation of doctors.

Next Steps

For more information or to make an appointment,
call 502-588-6000