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Pathology Laboratory

Indiana University Health Pathology Laboratory System Services offers some of the most comprehensive laboratory services in Indiana. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the laboratories perform more than 14 million tests a year. In addition to IU Health, laboratory testing referral services are provided to hospitals and physicians in Indianapolis and around the state.

Specializing in allergy testing, apheresis, endocrinology, flow cytometry, hemostasis and thrombosis, molecular diagnostics, stem cell, virology and specialized anatomic pathology, the laboratories complement and support the diagnostic needs of IU Health's specialty physicians.

Our Point of Care program is nationally recognized for its comprehensive program, training and competency, testing more than 11,500 nurses in bedside testing. Satellite laboratories offer outpatient services at a number of locations both on campus and around Indianapolis. The laboratories are accredited by the following: CLIA, TJC, CAP, ISDH, AABB, FACT and the FDA.

More than 900 laboratorians are employed by IU Health: managers, medical technologists, lab assistants, phlebotomists and administrative and support staff with associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees.

Specialized pathologists provide pathology services and serve as medical directors. The pathologists are active scholars who conduct research and publish papers, books and journal articles.

The staff and pathologists, along with the IU School of Medicine, assist with formal teaching programs, including the following:

  • School of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • School of Cytotechnology
  • School of Histotechnology
  • Pathology Resident/Fellowship Program
  • Graduate Degrees in Pathology

In cooperation with the IU School of Medicine, research laboratories are part of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and provide training ground for graduate work in pathology. Department research includes Alzheimer's Disease and other degenerative diseases, cancer biology, tissue injury and inflammation, and infectious disease. Other research laboratories on the IU and IU Health Methodist campuses contribute to the specialized testing capabilities of IU Health.

The environments of academic and service excellence enables the IU Health Pathology Laboratory to provide some of the most comprehensive laboratory and pathology services to the community and state.