Subspecialty Consultative Services
We provide clinical and consultative services for:
- Patients at DHMC and affiliate/regional hospitals
- Patients, clinicians, and non-DHMC pathologists seeking a second opinion
Surgical pathologists provide comprehensive diagnoses on specimens from all body sites and tissue types (including cytopathology and autopsy pathology). In the interpretation of a specimen diagnosis, multiple ancillary testing techniques may be used including special histochemical stains, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, in-situ hybridization, flow cytometry, molecular genetics, cytogenetics and electron microscopy.
Laboratory Medicine faculty, as Medical Directors, oversee the quality, reproducibility, accuracy and interpretation of laboratory testing or blood product supplies in specialist divisions (Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Genomics and Advanced Technologies, Cytogenetics, Hematopathology, Microbiology and Transfusion Medicine). Many tests are developed and validated at DHMC, according to the strict criteria of our accrediting bodies (CLIA, CAP, AABB, FACT, FDA).