Anatomic Pathology

The Anatomic Pathology department serves all patients who undergo surgery or a procedure, regardless of age or medical insurance status, which results in the removal of tissue. All physicians and services that generate these specimens are also considered the department's customers. The department also manages the hospital's Decedent Affairs Office which cares for deceased patients, their families and serves area funeral directors and related governmental agencies.

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM please call 617.638.6990 or the Pathology Laboratory at 617.638.6994

Administrative leadership is always available on call at pager 617.638.5795 #1027 or #3550


Frozen Section Service (intraoperative consult)

Monday-Friday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM: Please page 617.638.5795 #3800 or Call 617.638.6990 and ask for the pathology resident to be paged.

All other times please contact the staff pathologist on call at pager 617.638.5795 #0784.

A pathology administrator is always available on call at pager 617.638.5795 #1027.

Services Provided

Surgical Pathology
Intraoperative Consultation
Aspiration biopsy
Immunohistochemical assays
Ultrastructural studies
Image Analysis
Telepathology consultation
Molecular Pathology
Decedent Affairs
Research CoRe

Sub-Specialty Expertise

Dermatopathology (associated with BU Skin Pathology)
GI & Liver
Muscle & Peripheral Nerve Pathology
OB-GYN Pathology
Oral Pathology
Renal Pathology
Soft Tissue

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Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine Pathology Department

Laboratory Medicine

Main Laboratory

24/7/365 staffing 617-414-4054

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 617-638-7800

Administrative leadership is always available on call at pager 617-638-5795 #1027 or #6650

Laboratory Medicine resident on call 617-638-5795 #4564

The Department of Laboratory Medicine at BMC is part of the Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. The Department is responsible for:

  • all clinical laboratory testing throughout BMC,
  • assuring appropriate test reliability,
  • specimen collection,
  • reference laboratory referrals,
  • result reporting,
  • laboratory information systems,
  • oversight for point-of-care testing.

The Department is divided into multiple sections each with its own medical director and technical supervisor. Check each section for specific information on testing, policies, and reference information.

Laboratory Medicine Resident on call pager: 4564

Abbreviated Phone List (see Phone Directory for full list)

Lab Phone Number
Main Lab, 670 Albany Lab 4-4060
Main Lab Blood Bank 8-7844
Microbiology 8-7890
Menino Blood Bank 4-4141
Menino Blood Gas Lab 4-4067

Hours of Operation

STAT Testing: 24/7
STAT turnaround time is one hour or less from time of receipt in the Laboratory.

Non-Stat Testing:
The schedule varies with the complexity and frequency of non-STAT testing. Routine turnaround time is six hours or less from time of receipt in the Laboratory.

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