Clinical Pathology Laboratory

CHRISTUS Health continues to enhance the continuity of patient care and our ability to provide high quality care to those we serve. This team of dedicated, on-site, pathologists are board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology with special expertise and formal training in cytopathology (cellular), hematology (blood), gastrointestinal, renal and breast and are well versed in the specific needs of hospital-based services.

Our Services

  • Full Service Histology Laboratory
  • Complete Surgical Pathology Evaluations
  • Complete Cytopathology Evaluations

Our in-house pathology services and testing menu mirror the standard of care across the nation, which is proven to expedite test results and streamline communication between physicians and specialists.

Comprehensive Test Menu


Tissue Biopsy Examination

  • Intraoperative Assessment for Margins
  • Tzanck Smear Evaluation
  • Nail Biopsy Evaluation for Onychomycosis


  • Peripheral Blood Smear Evaluation
  • Comprehensive Bone Marrow Evaluation
  • Body Fluid Evaluation
  • Lymph Node Biopsy Evaluation


  • Tissue Biopsy Examination, to Include Comprehensive Evaluation of Medical Liver Biopsies, and Identification of Helicobacter Organisms in Gastric Biopsies
  • Examination of Resection Specimens (Esophagectomy, Gastrectomy, Whipple Resections, Etc)
  • Comprehensive Examination of Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology Specimens, to Include Rapid On-site Evaluation of Specimen Adequacy
  • Biliary Brush Cytology Specimen Examination
  • Rapid On-Site Evaluation of Specimen Adequacy for Image Guided  (CT, U/S) Fine Needle Aspiration Procedures
  • Ascites Fluid Evaluation
  • Anal Cytology Evaluation


  • Evaluation of Head and Neck Tissue Biopsy, and Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology Specimens
  • Performance of Fine Needle Aspiration Procedures on Palpable Lesions of the Head and Neck (includes Salivary Glands, Cervical Lymph Nodes, Thyroid Gland, Etc)
  • Rapid On-Site Evaluation of Specimen Adequacy for Image Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Procedures


  • Tissue Biopsy Evaluation
  • Examination of Resection Specimens (Nephrectomies, Ureterectomies, Cystectomies, Etc)
  • Urine Cytology Evaluation
  • Upper Urinary Tract Cytology Examination

Women’s Health

  • Breast Cyst Fluid Needle Aspiration Cytology
  • Breast Nipple Discharge Cytology
  • Comprehensive Evaluation of Breast Biopsy Specimens to Include Hormone Receptor Analysis by Immunohistochemistry
  • Examination of Lumpectomy and Mastectomy Specimens
  • Gynecologic Cytology (PAP Test) Evaluation (Thin Prep and Conventional)
  • Tissue Biopsy Evaluation
  • Examination of Gynecologic Resection Specimens


  • Bronchial Washings, Brushings, Bronchoalveolar Lavage Cytology
  • Pleural Fluid Cytology
  • Sputum Cytology
  • Examination of Endobronchial Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology Specimens, to Include Rapid On-Site Examination of Specimen Adequacy
  • Tissue Biopsy Evaluation, to Include Wedge Biopsies for Medical Lung Diseases
  • Examination of Resection Specimens
  • Tissue Histochemistry and Immunohistochemistry