Renal Pathology/Immunofluorescence

With more than 300 cases per year, the renal pathology service of the NYU Department of Pathology provides excellent diagnostic care for medical renal diseases. Our pathologists work closely with nephrologists, rheumatologists, and the tranplant team throughout the NYU School of Medicine and outside practices, providing comprehensive diagnostic tissue interpretation of renal biopsies including light microscopy, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, and electron microscopy. The renal pathology service also provides full work up for Alport's disease in both renal and skin tissue, amyloid characterization in Fine Needle Aspiration biopsies from the abdominal wall, kidney, and other organ systems, and immunohistochemical analysis for specific podocyte proteins that may be affected in genetic forms of nephrotic syndrome. NYU renal pathologists participate in a variety of interdepartmental conferences for patient management and care.

Turnaround Time
Routine timeframe for turnaround varies between 2-3 days for standard procedures and 3-5 days if additional studies are needed.

Safety: Universal precautions are to be used when handling all fresh tissue.

Lab Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 p.m. Weekend biopsy interpretation is available upon request.

Ming Wu, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor
Phone: (646) 501 5276