The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers consult services in the following areas:
Forensic Consult Service
The mission of our forensic consultation service is to provide family members, attorneys and other stakeholders with answers surrounding death and injury. Forensic evaluation assesses causes and manners of death, the presence of and severity of human disease, potential pain and suffering, and potential impairment by alcohol, drugs, and other substances.
Cytopathology Consult Service
The cytopathology laboratory is one of the largest and most active anatomic pathology laboratories at the University of Kentucky, with over 15,000 specimens accessioned annually. Our staff of subspecialty board-certified cytopathologists work together with dedicated cytotechnologists and support personnel to provide the highest quality care for patients in Kentucky and beyond.
Neuropathology Consult Service
The division of neuropathology is committed to providing quality patient care and research in the numerous areas of neuropathology, including neuro-oncology, neurodegenerative disease, skeletal muscle, peripheral nerve, and ophthalmic pathology. We process over 1,100 clinical specimens per year through our laboratory. With a combined expertise of more than 60 years in practice, our neuropathologists offer a diverse range of expertise.
The division of surgical pathology provides a wide range of clinical and consultative services. The division aims to provide prompt and timely diagnoses as well as special studies for specific diseases. The expertise of subspecialists in the division and the diversity of surgical specimens also provide an excellent environment for research and training. Consultations and requests for second opinions are welcome.
Hematopathology consultations encompass standard H&E review with judicious addition of relevant ancillary testing. The latter can include immunohistochemistry, multi-parameter flow cytometry and molecular genetic analyses such as with fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) and targeted sequencing. Four, subspecialty trained and certified hematopathologists staff the service.