Anatomic Pathology deals mainly with the study of the tissues (organs, muscle, supporting substances, etc) of the body, by direct visual observation, with or without a microscope. When tissues are taken from the body, it is the pathologist who examines it to determine the nature of the disease process.
For example, if a man has an elevated PSA (Prostate specific antigen), a Urologist might take a core sample of the Prostate gland and send it to the pathologist, who will examine it under a microscope to determine whether it is cancer or not.
Processing of tissue samples occurs at the University Medical Center at Princeton.
Reports are issued by the Pathologists, and recorded in the Electronic Medical Record at the Medical Center.
Your physician should have a hardcopy of this report in his office file. In addition, the report can generally be accessed by his office through a secure weblink.
Copies of reports, requests for slides to be sent elsewhere, and other questions concerning the reports: Please call 609-497-4365.
Billing questions: Please call 609-734-7600.