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Pathology at Magee


The Department of Pathology provides comprehensive laboratory services in the areas of clinical laboratory medicine, cytology and surgical pathology to support patient care and treatment. Our staff includes 19 faculty and over 120 employees who generate nearly one million test results annually.

The Department is licensed by both federal (CMS) and state (Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of Laboratories) agencies and is accredited by the College of American Pathologists.

Location and Hours

Our Outpatient Laboratory service is located in the first floor lobby of the hospital. Patients with written doctor’s orders for laboratory testing may use this service for specimen collection.

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

No appointment is necessary except for glucose tolerance testing (GTT); patients should call 412-641-4965 to schedule an appointment for this test.

Services We Offer

An estimated 70 to 80 percent of all clinical diagnoses are based, in part, on laboratory test results. We provide a broad menu of more than 400 test procedures.

Our service is designated as a UPMC Center of Excellence for providing more than 400 specialized diagnostic tests for managing and treating women’s health.

The Clinical Laboratory service utilizes state-of-the-art technology to perform quantitative and qualitative analyses of blood, urine, and other body fluids.

This service includes the clinical chemistry, hematology and coagulation, transfusion medicine, microbiology, and immunology laboratories.

The Anatomic Pathology service examines more that 150,000 tissue and body fluid specimens. Our Cytology service is one of the largest academic hospital-based programs in the country. We provide comprehensive cervical cancer screening using state-of-the-art digital imaging technology and molecular diagnostic testing techniques.

The Surgical Pathology faculty provides expertise and interpretation for determining cancer diagnoses in specialty areas of breast pathology and gynecologic and obstetric pathology, in addition to other general services.