The Cytopathology Division at UF Health Pathology Laboratories is dedicated to making superior services available to patients who require diagnosis based on analysis of individual cells.
Some cytology tests are considered screening tests, such as the pap test, which detects precancerous cervical lesions to prevent cervical cancer, and some are diagnostic tests, such as fine needle aspirates.
At UF Health Pathology Laboratories, we practice a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis involving clinical input, diagnostic imaging and cytopathology. We are committed to actively contributing to the advancement of the field of cytopathology and medicine and to educating of tomorrow's pathologists, gynecologists, oncologists and surgeons. In addition to our evaluation of conventional histology, we perform a host of specialized immunohistochemical and molecular techniques based on sample type and quantity.
Our Cytopathology Division is also engaged in teaching at the UF Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry and Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as UF Heralth Pathology Laboratories' Ear, Nose and Throat Division, as well as directly bolstering endocrinology pathology residents' education.
UF PathLabs also makes pathology services available to UF physicians, UF Health Shands Hospital and the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, as well as third-party pathologists and clinicians throughout the state of Florida.