Pathology

  • Patient Care

    The Department of Pathology is part of comprehensive health sciences provided to patients of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  The Department of Pathology Clinical Laboratories are comprised of five clinical sections:  Anatomic Pathology, Core Laboratories, DeGowin Blood Center, Medical Microbiology/Molecular Pathology and Point of Service.

    The section of Anatomic Pathology is composed of Anatomic Records, Autopsy/Decedent Care Center, Cytology/FNA, Electron Microscopy, Histology/Neurohistology, Immunopathology and Surgical Pathology. The section supports service, teaching and research activities. 

    Core Laboratories is comprised of Chemistry, Hematopathology, Specimen Control.  Over 170 professionals staff these laboratories and support teams, which serve the University of Iowa Health Care in-patients, outpatients, research programs and outreach physician offices.

    The DeGowin Blood Center is a hospital-based blood center that collects blood for UI Hospitals and Clinics patients.

    Medical Microbiology is a full service laboratory offering a complete spectrum of diagnostic tests.  The laboratory performs approximately 125,000 diagnostic procedures annually and provides specialized support for the Divisions of Clinical Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases. The Molecular Pathology Laboratory provides testing and consultation in all areas of molecular diagnostics including genetics, infectious disease and oncology testing. 

    Point of Service section is comprised of Commercial Mailouts, Critical Care Labs (CCL), Special Care Nurseries Labs (SCNL) and Phlebotomy.  Commercial Mailouts provide physicians with laboratory testing menus for esoteric testing not performed within University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  CCL and SCNL provide valuable rapid response testing for critically ill patients.  Pathology Phlebotomy Service is committed to providing quality patient samples in a timely manner with excellence in patient satisfaction.

    The Department of Pathology at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics demonstrates adherence to the highest quality standards by their participation with multiple accrediting and regulatory agencies. You can view or print the individual certificates by selecting Licensure, Certifications and Accreditations.