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Comprehensive Services

The multidisciplinary specialists of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine see approximately 120,000 surgical and 4.5 million clinical samples each year. From the analysis of saliva and blood to microscopic examination of cells and tissue, our experienced professionals precisely interpret and pinpoint the cause and course of myriad diseases and disorders. While often working behind the scenes, our laboratory medicine and pathology experts are up front and center when it comes to delivering high quality personalized care throughout the NorthShore system and our community.

We perform nearly all pathology laboratory testing of our patients in-house. A full-service department, we provide extensive anatomical, clinical and molecular pathology services (available to view in our test catalog) to NorthShore’s four hospitals, Medical Group physician offices, private physician offices and other health care facilities in the Chicago area.

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Advanced Expertise

An integral part of the health care team, we continue to distinguish ourselves as a national leader in laboratory medicine and pathology services. Pioneers in genomic testing, NorthShore was one of the first in the country to establish a Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory where we perform molecular and DNA testing and analysis for a variety of diseases and conditions. We employ the latest technology and methods, including Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), to better individualized and tailor care.

Our expertise spans all areas of the specialty. We have medical experts in surgical pathology, cytopathology, autopsy, dermatopathology, neuropathology and transfusion medicine, to name a few, who are readily available for clinical consultation with referring physicians. The department’s specialists also serve as faculty members for our strong academic programs—mentoring new leaders in the field.

Our team conducts innovative translational research designed to improve detection, disease characterization and personalization of treatment in various specialty areas including infectious disease and molecular, gastrointestinal and neurological pathology.

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