Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center

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Our full-service laboratory that works with patients and doctors throughout the country. Learn more

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URMC Central Laboratory Services

Laboratory for clinical trials, providing clinical and anatomic pathology services as well as project management. Learn more

Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Our department is helping move pathology forward in the areas of patient care, research and education. Learn more

Like Hand-Washing, Blood Transfusions Linked to InfectionsBlood Bag

April 1, 2014

Blood transfusions are among the most common treatments for hospitalized patients nationwide, but doing them less often reduces infection rates by nearly 20 percent, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association co-authored by Neil Blumberg, M.D., professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Read More


Gene test developed to detect bone marrow cancer

Researchers at UR Medicine are working to diagnose a rare form of cancer. 

UR Medicine and the Wilmot Cancer Center have developed a new gene test to detect a type of bone marrow cancer. Researchers say the cancer is hard to spot, but they are working to pinpoint its cause.

Dr, Arch Perkins

UR professor excited about prospects for leukemia research

After more than three decades in laboratories, Dr. Archibald Perkins has learned two things about research. One, it's uncertain. "The rewards are intermittent," said the professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. "The setbacks are hard. Nature is complicated. It doesn't give up its secrets easily."   Read more


Dr. Hicks and display showing HER2

URMC first in region to offer HER2 FISH testing for breast cancer

"With HER2 testing available right in their back yard, women will be able to more quickly make decisions and be on their path to recovery," said David G. Hicks, M.D., director of Surgical Pathology at the URMC.

Read more about HER2 testing

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