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Cytopathology Services

Cytopathology Services - Clinical Hub, References, Laboratory Services


The UWHC Cytopathology Laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility specializing in the diagnosis of malignancy. All cytotechnologists are board certified with diagnostic training in all areas of testing. Board certified cytopathologists provide timely diagnostic services to all health care providers. 

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm 

Laboratory Services

Laboratory services include gynecological, non-gynecological and fine needle aspiration. Gynecologic testing is performed using the liquid based ThinPrep© method. Whenever possible, slides are then imaged before review, increasing test sensitivity.

Specific test and collection information on all Cytology specimens are found in the Laboratory Test Directory. Search by “Cytology” to locate tests and collection instructions.

For related tests, not performed in Cytology, search by “HPV”, “BK Virus”, “PSC”.

BK Testing on Urines:
Presence of BK is reported if detected on Urine Cytology. Only qualitative results are rendered. For quantitative results send specimens to the Molecular Diagnostics Lab.

Consultative Services

Case/slide reviews are available on all cytologic specimens. Final reports on all consults are issued within 48 hours of receipt.  

Cytopathology Lab Contact Information

Phone: (608) 263-3205
Fax: (608) 263-6453 


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