Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Penn Medicine
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine helps physicians and researchers better understand the causes and effects of given diseases and conditions and helps determine treatment options.
Organized into four clinical divisions around a number of specialized services, department staff analyze blood and tissue samples in a laboratory setting, using cellular, genetic and molecular technology.
- Anatomic Pathology Division: provides tissue-based diagnostic services to both physicians and patients.
- Laboratory Medicine Division: handles the diagnostic needs of both internal and external health care providers, serves affiliate Penn Medicine hospitals, members of the Penn Cancer Network, Clinical Care Associates, and Penn's multispecialty satellites.
- Neuropathology Division: performs autopsy and surgical neuropathological diagnostics of specimens from the brain and its coverings, the spinal cord, peripheral nerve, and muscle.
- Transfusion Medicine and Therapeutic Pathology Division serves as a blood bank and transfusion service, an immunohematology reference laboratory, an apheresis/infusion unit, an autologous blood collection program, a hematopoietic progenitor collection and processing laboratory, and a clinical cell and vaccine production facility.
- Hematopathology Division: encompasses the sections of Hematopathology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and is an integral component in new treatments of hematological malignancies using cellular therapeutic approaches. The Division is responsible for diagnosis and subsequent evaluation of a spectrum of malignant and non-malignant hematologic disorders, including lymphomas, leukemias, and other causes of tumor formation and abnormal hematopoiesis. The types of patient-derived samples analyzed consist of lymph node and other soft tissue sections, bone marrow core biopsies and aspirates, blood smears, and other body fluids (cerebrospinal fluid and pleural and peritoneal effusions).
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Location Information and Hours of Operation
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