Consultative services and clinical tests
Several locations within the Texas Children's Hospital complex provide a wide range of consultative services on clinical tests (blood, urine, other fluids and tissue specimens) that are vital in guiding the diagnosis and therapy of patients. Services are provided in immediate proximity to the critical care units and operating rooms. The department also provides post-mortem examinations at no charge for any Texas Children's Hospital patient whose family requests the procedure, regardless of where the death occurred.
The Department of Pathology is directed by 24 full-time Baylor College of Medicine faculty with special expertise and certification in pediatric pathology, anatomic and clinical pathology, blood banking, clinical chemistry, cytopathology, hematology, medical microbiology, molecular pathology and neuropathology.
Detailed descriptions of Pathology tests and services can be found on the Pathology Online Catalog.
The Department of Pathology includes several services, listed below:
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