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Women's and Perinatal Pathology Consultations

The Division accepts cases for formal consultation on a fee-for-service basis. Please be sure to include a completed BWH Pathology Consultation form.

Samples Requiring Gross Examination or Tissue Processing:

  • Samples may be sent in formalin fixative at any time via BWH Lab Control.
  • Samples may hand delivered (with or without formalin fixative) to our Tissue Processing Room (Amory AL.368H) Monday - Friday from 7:30 am to 5 pm.
  • Operating Room or Urgent Consultations can be requested at any time by contacting the on-call resident at 617-732-7536.
  • Please call 617-732-7530 for issues regarding courier services.
  • Please include a BWH Pathology Consultation form.

Glass Slide Consultation:

  • Please send well-packaged glass slides and, if appropriate, tissue blocks to Women's and Perinatal Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115.
  • Please indicate if consultation from a specific staff member is requested. We honor such requests whenever possible.
  • Please enclose a cover letter, patient insurance information, and a BWH Pathology Requisition form signed by the referring physician.

Autopsy Consultation:

  • We do accept requests for perinatal autopsies, but be advised that we require additional documentation. Please call 617-732-7530 for additional information.

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