The Anatomic Pathology Department includes 11 board certified pathologists. The pathologists work closely with pathologists' assistants, pathology technicians, histotechnologists, laboratory assistants, transcriptionists, and pathology office staff to bring comprehensive, timely diagnostic services to patients, as well as providing expert consultative services to the outside community. For more information about Virginia Mason's pathology services, call (206) 223-6861.
The pathologists also work closely with clinical physician colleagues and participate at the multidisciplinary tumor board and specialty conferences. These collaborations ensure the highest diagnostic quality and therapeutic decision-making. The Pathology Department utilizes the most up-to-date immunohistochemical and molecular diagnostic techniques, provides a full service flow cytometry laboratory and performs direct immunofluorescence studies.