Pathology | Cytology

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Contact the Department of Pathology

  • 617-355-7431

The Cytology Laboratory strives to provide high quality cytologic preparations to facilitate diagnostic accuracy and timely reporting of results.


Non-Gynecologic specimens:
The BCH Department of Pathology offers same day interpretation for routine non-gynecologic specimens arriving in the department before 12:00pm on weekdays. Specimens that arrive in the department after 12:00pm will be processed and interpreted the following day. Professional staff diagnose these materials and results are available on-line immediately after verifications.

Gynecologic specimens:
Processing and interpretation of gynecologic specimens and anal pap tests are completed by ARUP laboratories.

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