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Surgical Pathology Laboratories

Histology Laboratory Associate Chair & Clinical Consultant: Stacey E. Mills, M.D.  
Anatomic Pathology Director: Marilou Maglione, HT, CT(ASCP) 434-243-8459 
Manager: Pat Toms, HT(ASCP) 434-465-4108 
Location and Telephone:  Third Floor, Hospital Expansion Building, Room 3072  434-924-2056 (Lab) 
Hours of Operation:  4:00am - 12:30am, Monday - Friday   

 The Histology Laboratory performs routine tissue and cell block processing/embedding/sectioning, H&E staining. Weekend service limited to extraordinary circumstances with prearranged approval by attending pathologist on call.  

HISTOLOGY SPECIAL STAINS LABORATORY

Laboratory Director & Clinical Consultant:  Mark R. Wick, M.D.  
Manager:  Pat Toms, HT(ASCP) 434-465-4108
Location and Telephone:  Third Floor, Hospital Expansion Building, Room 3075  434-924-9179 
Hours of Operation:  5:00am - 2:30pm, Monday - Friday   

 This laboratory performs all special stains for surgical and cytology tissue specimens.  

SPECIAL TISSUE LABORATORY

Laboratory Director:  M. Beatriz S. Lopes, M.D.  
Manager:  Pat Toms, HT(ASCP)  434-465-4108 
Location and Telephone:  Third Floor, Hospital Expansion Building, Room 3050  434-924-9188 (Lab), 434-982-4293 (Office) 
Hours of Operation:  7:00am - 3:30pm, Monday - Friday   

The Special Tissue Laboratory offers services in Neuropathology which include tissue processing/embedding/sectioning/staining of muscle, peripheral nerve, brain tissue, and pituitary. Special neurohistochemistry stains,and enzyme histochemistry  stains  are available. In addition this laboratory performs tissue immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and autopsy tissue processing/sectioning/staining.  

SURGICAL PATHOLOGY EAST LABORATORY

Associate Chair & Clinical Consultant:  Stacey E. Mills, M.D.   
Manager:  Pat Toms, HT(ASCP)  434-465-4108 
Location and Telephone:  Third Floor, Hospital Expansion Building, Room 2981  434-924-9162, 434-924-9163 
Hours of Operation:  7:00am - 6:00pm, Monday - Friday   

This laboratory is responsible for receiving all fresh tissues for histologic analysis including immediate frozen section analysis, gross dissection and processing for histologic diagnosis, as well as preparation of aliquots for frozen archives, tissue banking, flow cytometry or other special studies. . Specimens must be submitted to this laboratory in a formalin filled container labeled with the patient's name, history number, and type of tissue. Larger specimens, i.e. partial or whole organs, may be submitted with appropriate labeling, fresh in appropriately sized plastic containers. Formalin may be obtained from the Hospital Storeroom, extension 924-9467, or from Surgical Pathology East Laboratory.Specimens must be accompanied by a Surgical Pathology request form. The form must contain all pertinent data including:

◾ICD-10 diagnosis code

◾Patient's name, history number, date of birth

◾Name of attending physician requesting test (not a resident or fellow)

◾Clinic, ward, or service generating the specimen

◾Type or source of specimen, date of collection

◾All pertinent clinical history or other data relating to the requested evaluation  

IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY

Clinical Consultant:  Mark R. Wick, M.D.  
Manager:  Pat Toms, HT(ASCP)  434-465-4108 
Location and Telephone:  Third Floor, Hosptial Expansion Building, Room 3072  434-924-9164 
Hours of Operation:  5:00am - 3:00pm, Monday - Friday   

This laboratory performs all Immunohistochemistry for surgical, cytology, and autopsy tissue specimens.

All questions concerning Surgical Pathology specimens should be directed the department manager.