Anatomic and Molecular Pathology Core Labs

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Overview

AMP CORE LABS is a full-service, CAP/CLIA-certified, pathology laboratory that supports testing for the Department’s clinical consult service and a variety of clinical outreach activities.¬† It also provides laboratory support for selected clinical trials and translational research projects.

Services

The Lab performs grossing, tissue processing and embedding, and has a large menu of histochemical stains and FDA-approved immunohistochemical tests. It also supports coring of paraffin blocks or microdissection of unstained slides to isolate cells for molecular analysis. Ultrastructural analysis is provided by the EM Facility. Testing is supported by WU anatomic pathologists, technicians, and administrative staff.

Technologies

All specimens are accessioned in Cerner CoPath Plus, and all blocks and slides are barcoded and labeled using the Ventana Vantage workflow solution, which is driven by the CoPath LMS. Routine histochemical staining staining and coverslipping are automated. Immunohistochemical testing uses the Ventana Benchmark Ultra platform. The Lab supports intraoperative diagnosis via telepathology with whole slide imaging using the Ventana iScan Coreo digital slide scanning system. Volume, turnaround time, and quality metrics can be tracked in real time using Microsoft PowerBI.

Contact

Laboratory Director: Erika Crouch, MD, PhD
CLIA Lab Manager: Tom Fitzgerald, MS
Histology Lab Supervisor: Autumn Watson

Phone: 314-747-2086 | Fax: 314-747-5642
Email: ampcorelab@path.wustl.edu

Location & Hours: Lab is located at the South Medical Campus on the 4th floor of the West Building (Suite 4718-4721). Lab services in support of research activities are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.