Medical Specialties

Pathology Services

 

Phoenix Children's pathologists have over 120-years of combined experience and collaborate on all difficult cases to ensure the correct diagnosis is reached. Our staff of Pathologists are experts in almost all aspects of pathology, and has access to an extensive network of expert consultants if a second opinion is sought. Every child who is referred to Phoenix Children's for a higher level of care requiring additional treatment has his/her previous diagnostic tests reviewed by our pathologists to ensure the correct diagnosis was provided and the patient is undergoing the correct treatment plans.

Pathologists are considered the “Doctor’s Doctor:” When your primary care physician doesn’t know exactly what is going on with your child, they may order tests that will be interpreted by a pathologist. The findings of the pathologist will help in setting the direction of care from prescribing medication to surgical intervention.

Need a Second Opinion?

Every child who is referred to Phoenix Children's for a higher level of care requiring additional treatment has his/her previous diagnostic tests reviewed by our pathologists to ensure the correct diagnosis was provided and the patient is undergoing the correct treatment plans. However, if your child is not a patient of Phoenix Children's and is not planning to receive care at our hospital, you can still receive a second opinion by asking your doctor to request a consult with our pathologists.

To request a second opinion please send the following to the address below:

  • A request to review the materials
  • Materials to be reviewed
  • A copy of the surgical pathology report

Please note that we cannot review the slides until the completed paperwork has been received. ​Overnight delivery is preferred.

Contact Us

Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
1919 E Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Tel: 602-933-1283
Fax: 602-933-1284

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