The Department of Pathology is concerned with the pathogenesis of disease, as well as with its manifestations of diagnosis. In addition to its teaching responsibilities, the department operates the hospital laboratories.
Stony Brook University Hospital Laboratory Services encompasses all routine and main special laboratory tests. The emphasis is on quality without sacrificing turnaround times.
The scope of capability ranges from routine testing, customized if desired, to such esoteric areas as in situ gene identification, Fragile X, Factor V Leiden, advanced flow cytometry, for evaluation of hematologic disease and in situ hybridization with polymerase chain reaction for diagnosis of latent viral infection. The laboratory professionals are capable of discrete testing optimized for diagnostic therapeutic and/or prognostic goals.
The department provides comprehensive diagnostic expertise in general surgical pathology, with subspecialty expertise in breast pathology, gynecologic surgical pathology, hematopathology, neuropathology, and in gastrointestinal tract, pulmonary, endocrine, renal, and placental pathology, and neuropathology. The department also provides expertise in all areas of gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytopathology, including fine needle aspiration cytology. Our basic and translational research programs include federally supported programs in breast cancer, cervical cancer, infectious diseases, and immunology.
The Stony Brook University Hospital Laboratory is accredited by the New York State Department of Health and participates in the College of American Pathologists.
Patient Service Center
The Patient Service Center
is an ancillary site for the Department of Laboratories, which offers a convenient and comfortable environment for phlebotomy services. The Patient Service Center is located in the Technology Park and can be reached at (631) 444-4033. No appointments are necessary and our staff is available Monday 7 am to 7pm and 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday through Fridays.