Reference Testing

For health care providers outside of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and Penn Medicine affiliated hospitals, members of the Penn Cancer Network, Clinical Care Associates, and Penn's multispecialty satellites, the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offer a comprehensive range of diagnostic services for disease detection and management. Services are of the highest quality, delivered with a rapid turnaround and at competitive prices, with faculty who are experts in their respective specialties.

The Penn Medicine Laboratories provide an extensive menu of esoteric testing, including special coagulation studies, toxicology studies, flow cytometry and molecular pathology. Any order received for a special test not performed in-house is forwarded to one of several established outside reference laboratories.

Among the services offered are:
• Specialized coagulation testing
• Complete toxicology services
• Laser-activated flow cytometry for immunophenotyping and determination of ploidy
• Clinical Microbiology Testing and Consultations
• Histocompatibility testing
• Molecular pathology
• Image analysis
• Electron microscopy
• Cytogenetics
• Cytopathology
• Immunohistochemistry
• In situ hybridization
• Bone histomorphometry