Clinical Services

Diagnostic Laboratory Services

The Department of Pathology & Immunology is an international leader in diagnostic pathology, providing consultation for other clinical caregivers and supervising laboratories that provide information necessary for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. We provide these services to Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Additionally, the Department also operates laboratories that support specialized clinical testing and outreach. Washington University Diagnostic Laboratory Services, the Department’s clinical arm for pathologic diagnosis, delivers personalized medicine through subspecialty expertise and state of the art ancillary testing. Associated laboratories include the Dermatopathology Center, Cytogenetics and Molecular Pathology and Genomics and Pathology Services.

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For information specific to the different laboratories, please visit their sites below.

Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory

This Barnes-Jewish Hospital Laboratory a clinical DNA diagnostic facility which combines genetic testing for both inherited disorders and somatic cancers. Find out more »

Dermatopathology Center

The laboratory is committed to expert interpretation of routine and complex skin, hair and nail biopsy specimens. The physicians the the Dermatopathology Center deliver patient-focused care by providing timely and definitive diagnoses. Visit the Dermpatopathology website »

Cytogenetics and Molecular Pathology

With access to state-of the-art technologies for chromosome analysis, karyotyping, chromosomal microarray analysis, and FISH testing, Washington University cytogenetics and molecular pathology specialists offer full laboratory services for prenatal, POC, constitutional and cancer testing.  Visit the Cytogenetics and Molecular Pathology website »

Genomics and Pathology Services (GPS)

GPS provides physicians with clinically validated next-generation sequencing for cancer, somatic overgrowth and a variety of constitutional diseases. Due to extensive technological capabilities GPS also offers customized tests for clinical trials and clinical research.  Visit the Genomics and Pathology Services website »