Our Service

State-of-the-Art Testing

UF Health Pathology Laboratories' Genitourinary Pathology Division offers a complete range of leading-edge genitourinary testing. An extensive menu of immunohistochemical stains for tissue biopsies are used, which includes triple-immunohistochemical-stain cocktails for prostatic neoplasia (p63, 34BE12, p504s).

We are constantly evaluating new markers to better define disease progression and staging. A particular focus of our practice is developing improved methods to characterize and stage bladder neoplasia. Multiple levels of the tissue are reviewed for all prostate biopsies. Intervening slides are saved for possible immunohistochemical stains, which is a more costly practice but one that allows us to more definitely diagnose and characterize small foci of prostate carcinoma. Multiple levels of bladder biopsies are also examined for every case.

Urinary cytology and UroVysion™ testing is available, and our pathologists will review patient biopsies for a second opinion on slides that are diagnosed at other facilities.

Diagnostic Reporting

UF Health Pathology Laboratories strives to be concise, direct and accurate in its diagnostic reporting. Cases are signed out by expert urologic pathologists; we do not market the expertise of pathologists who do not review biopsies. We adhere to a 48-hour turnaround time (or less) on most case diagnoses and send our results via fax. As a courtesy to our clients, our pathologists will personally consult physicians via telephone on cases with positive or unexpected results or if requested. Additionally, all reports can be faxed and electronically reported via our PathLabs 24/7 pathology reporting service.

Convenience

For our clients' convenience, we offer:

  • Prostate biopsy kits with an easy-to-use labeling system, available in 6-, 12- and 20-biopsy kits;
  • Complimentary courier pick-up;
  • Simplified requisition forms; and
  • A friendly and helpful staff to assist you, all available to you at 888.375.LABS (5227).

Genitourinary Pathology