The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic is one of the largest clinical laboratories in the world. It is composed of more than 3,200 people working in 40 specialty laboratories performing more than 20 million tests a year.
A highly skilled team of medical professionals including physicians, scientists, medical technologists, medical technicians, lab assistants, biologists, chemists, microbiologists, geneticists and other specialists work collaboratively. The department receives specimens for testing from Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Health System and is a reference laboratory for other clinics and hospitals both nationally and internationally.
The Division of Anatomic Pathology has 60 pathologists, with specialty expertise covering the entire field of surgical pathology. The division is organized around working groups dedicated to specific organ systems, but all members contribute service to general areas as well, such as frozen section lab, autopsy and cytology.
The division is supported by a full-service histology and immunohistochemistry laboratory, an active electron microscopy section, and a growing molecular pathology laboratory. The hospital surgical pathology practice is unique in its heavy reliance on rapid frozen section diagnosis, providing trainees with a valuable opportunity for immediate correlation of gross and microscopic pathology.
Oct. 17, 2016