The Cytopathology Service currently accessions approximately 26,000 gynecologic and 12,000 non-gynecologic specimens (including 3,200 fine-needle aspiration specimens) annually. Liquid-based preparations (ThinPrep ®; Hologic, Bedford, MA) are most commonly prepared for gynecologic Pap tests by the technical staff, cytotechnologists, and cytopathologists dedicated to this service.  Non-gynecologic specimens processed by our laboratory include exfoliative cytology specimens (e.g., effusions, ascites, urines, bronchoalveolar lavages, etc.) and fine-needle aspiration (FNA) specimens for palpable lesions and deep-seated lesions (e.g., endobronchial ultrasound-guided mediastinal/hilar lymph node FNAs, endoscopic ultrasound-guided pancreatic FNAs, computed tomography-guided FNAs, ultrasound-guided thyroid FNAs, etc).  Fine needle aspiration of palpable lesions are routinely performed both as scheduled procedures and on an emergent basis based on referrals from our clinical colleagues.   

Judy Pang, MD

Richard Cantley, MD (Director, Cytopathology Fellowship)
Liron Pantanowitz, MD, PhD, MHA (Director, Division of Anatomic Pathology)
Judy Pang, MD
Amer Heider, MD
Madelyn Lew, MD
Xin Jing, MD

Brian Smola, CT (ASCP)

Binita Naylor, CT (ASCP)

Requisitions: available on patient floors and in clinics (as requested).

To speak to a cytopathologist, or to schedule a fine needle aspirate, call Surgical Pathology at (734) 936-6799.
For other questions, contact the Cytopathology Laboratory: (734) 936-6796.

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Room 2F424 UH, Ann Arbor, MI 48109