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Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Nationally recognized physicians and scientists study and diagnose disease

Pathology and laboratory medicine experts at The University of Kansas Hospital provide patients with the latest advances in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care and comfort.

Our team of board-certified physicians and research scientists provides vital patient services to the hospital through our laboratory tests and anatomic pathology. We examine blood and urine, organs and tissues to understand and diagnose disease—and help your physician develop the right treatment for you. 

Your comfort and safety are our priority 

Our clinical laboratory processes more than 2.6 million samples every year. However, we remain focused on every patient we serve. 

Before conducting any tests, we make sure you’re as comfortable as possible, your questions are answered and your special needs are taken into consideration. 

Get your test results faster

That attention to your care includes giving you and your physician your lab results as soon as possible.

Since most tests are performed in our labs, many results are available on the same day, even within a few hours of collection.  We do send esoteric tests to special reference laboratories, and results for these tests could take a few days to several weeks.

Enhancing care, advancing treatment

Our integrative, multidisciplinary approach supports patient care, research and education through laboratory testing, transfusion, stem cell and apheresis services. We all come together – pathologists, hematologists, phlebotomists, radiologists and other specialists – to ensure safe and efficient, high-quality lab services to each one of our patients.

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks, the College of American Pathologists, Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act.