The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine helps physicians and researchers better understand the causes and effects of given diseases and conditions to help determine treatment options.
Organized into clinical divisions around a number of specialized services, department staff analyze blood and tissue samples in a laboratory setting, using cellular, genetic molecular and bioinformatic technology. The department also works closely with the Center for Personalized Diagnostics and the Abramson Cancer Center to uncover genetic mutations within a patient's own cancer that can allow for a more targeted and personalized "precision" treatment strategy.
As an academic department, pathology and laboratory medicine is also involved in research and resident graduate education at the Perelman School of Medicine.
The anatomic pathology division provides tissue-based diagnostic services to physicians and patients.
Hematopathology is an integral component in new treatments of hematological malignancies using cellular therapeutic approaches.
The laboratory medicine division provides routine and esoteric laboratory tests to meet the diagnostic needs for physicians and investigators.
This division performs autopsy and surgical neuropathological diagnostics.
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We provide nucleic acid-based diagnostics for diagnosis and management of diseases, ranging from inherited diseases to infectious disease and cancer.
The transfusion medicine and therapeutic pathology division serves as a blood bank and transfusion service.
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