News and Events

As of December 2016, we have retired our test for Gestational Trophoblast Disease Evaluation (Partial vs. Complete Mole) [p57 Immunohistochemistry (IHC), DNA Ploidy by Flow Cytometry]. We still, however, offer p57 IHC staining.

If you have any questions about this change, please call our Client Services team at 352.265.9900 (local) or 888.375.LABS (5227).

On Saturday, November 5, University of Florida Health Pathology Laboratories began using a new, enhanced laboratory information system (LIS) that will ultimately improve our services. Since we activated our new LIS, however, we have been implementing solutions for issues that were identified on the initial launch weekend.

We added the following tests to our Test Directory in 2015:

After many months since it was first announced, the October 1, 2015, deadline for medical practices to adopt ICD-10 diagnosis codes is quickly approaching. University of Florida Health Pathology Laboratories is diligently working to understand and adopt these changes, so it is ready in time for the upcoming transition deadline.

To:  All involved in patient care


Petr Starostik, MD
Molecular Pathology Director
UF Health Pathology Laboratories

Robert W. Allan, MD
Medical Director
UF Health Pathology Laboratories

Shipping renal, muscle or nerve biopsies to UF Health Pathology Laboratories is now easier than ever, thanks to three new specimen collection and handling tutorial videos we developed for our clients.

Starting April 6, 2015, UF Health Pathology Laboratory at Rocky Point in collaboration with the UF Health Personalized Medicine Program is pleased to offer CYP2D6 genetic testing.

Beginning Thursday, March 26, 2015, measurements of serum thyroglobulin (Tg) will be performed at UF Health Pathology Laboratories. Note that thyroglobulin autoantibody (TGA) testing will always also be performed when Tg is ordered because TGA can interfere with the measurement of Tg.

FedEx is back to performing its standard daily operations.

UF Health Pathology Laboratories will work to continue providing accurate diagnoses and the quickest turnaround times we possibly can. If you have concerns about any specimens sent to us over the last few weeks, please call us immediately:

352.265.9900 (local) or 888.375.5227 (toll-free)


Thank you for your continued patronage through these challenging times.


Authored by UF Health Science Writer Morgan Sherburne

At the conclusion of the first year of UF Health’s Personalized Medicine Program, the results are in: The program has successfully implemented a process for genetic testing that helps cardiologists identify which patients may benefit from a switch to an alternate anticlotting medication.

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