Located within the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, Pathology Associates of Princeton has been providing the highest quality laboratory and anatomic pathology services to the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro and the surrounding central New Jersey region for 25 years.
Pathology Associates of Princeton is a private corporation the professional staff of which are all board-certified in anatomical pathology, providing surgical and cytopathology to the hospital as well as physician offices, clinics, surgical centers, and endoscopy centers.
When biopsies are taken from you in your physician's office, you have a choice of who you want to prepare and read the slides. Get the correct diagnosis right now, the first time. Choose Pathology Associates of Princeton.
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Second opinions in pathology: If you desire a second opinion by us on your biopsy specimen performed elsewhere, please call 609-853-6834. We typically review the slides and generate a report within 24 hours of receiving the slides.
The new University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, opened May 2012
Breast cancer tissue biopsy and cells (below and above right).
Pathologists examine under a microscope specimens taken from a patient, to arrive at a diagnosis of the disease process.
Pathologists supervise the clinical laboratory of the hospital to ensure effective, high quality, and medically appropriate laboratory testing of blood and other body fluids.
Pathologists have gone to medical school, have an MD or DO degree, and additional 4+ years of residency training or further sub-specialization training in the field of pathology.
There are two main branches of Pathology: Anatomic and Clinical.
Anatomic Pathology deals with the study of the tissues (organs, muscle, supporting substances, etc) of the body, by direct visual observation, with or without a microscope. When tissues are taken from the body, it is the pathologist who examines them to determine the nature of the disease process. Within anatomic pathology are: Surgical pathology, cytopathology, and autopsy pathology.
Surgical pathology studies the tissues of the body taken as biopsies (small samples taken for diagnosis) or as larger whole specimens or organs, such as a gallbladder diseased by calculi (stones).
Cytopathology studies single or multiple cells, such as those taken from the female cervix as PAP smears.
Autopsy pathology studies the body for disease processes after the death of the patient.
Clinical Pathology deals with the study of substances of the body other than that included under Anatomic Pathology.
It is classically what is thought of as the "Laboratory" and includes:
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For questions concerning pathology reports or services call: 609-853 6834 (the pathology office at the University Medical Center at Princeton).
For billing inquiries call:609-734-7600. Choose the option for Pathology Associates of Princeton.