Diagnostic and Consultation Services

  • Samples Requiring Gross Examination or Tissue Processing:

    • Samples may be sent in formalin fixative at anytime 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 5:00 PM Eastern.
    • Operating Room or Urgent Consultations can be requested at anytime by contacting the on-call resident (see Contact Us).
    • Please call (617) 732-7530 for issues regarding courier services.
    • BWH Pathology Requistion Forms may be printed using the button below.


  • 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 indicated 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 Requistion Form (see below).


  • 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.