About this service:

Pathology is a study of disease. It is a constantly growing and changing field and plays a key role in the diagnosis and research of disease and the monitoring of treatment. Pathology is a medical specialty that provides the scientific foundation for all medical practice. The pathologist works with each of the clinical specialties, using the tools of laboratory medicine to provide information essential to problem-solving in clinical practice. As such, the pathologist is the “doctors’ doctor.” Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport’s Pathology Department is a leader in the region with an extraordinary team of talented and dedicated academic and clinical staff.

Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology, accredited by the College of American Pathologists and American Association of Blood Banks, boasts of a diverse list of subspecialties, a wide test menu, and state-of-the-art instrumentation.

Anatomic Pathology subspecialties include:

  • Autopsy Pathology
  • Hematopathology
  • Breast Pathology
  • Cytopathology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Gastrointestinal Pathology
  • Gynecologic Pathology
  • Head and Neck/Endocrine Pathology
  • Medical Renal Pathology
  • Neuromuscular and Ophthalmic
  • Pathology
  • Pediatric Pathology
  • Pulmonary and Thoracic Pathology
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy

Clinical Pathology subspecialties include:

  • Transfusion Services
  • Chemistry
  • Special Chemistry
  • Hematology/Coagulation
  • Special Coagulation
  • Flow Cytometry
  • Microbiology including Mycology, Mycobacteriology, Parasitology
  • Molecular Pathology
  • Cytogenetics