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Gastrointestinal Pathology

Service

  • 24 - 48 hour turn around time
  • Same-day processing for biopsies arriving before 11 a.m.
  • Specimen transport kits available on request
  • Courier transport or overnight return mailers available

Protocol

  • Light microscopy
  • Immunofluorescense (when necessary)
  • Electron microscopy (when necessary)

Communication

  • Confirmation faxed upon receipt of specimen.
  • Pathologist contacts the clinician when results require discussion.
  • A faxed report will follow.
  • Outreach coordinator makes regular contact with your office to ensure continued quality service.

Specimen Preparation & Transportation

Specimen Preparation

  • Collect an endoscopic specimen.
  • Place the specimen in a leak-proof container filled with formalin.
  • Place the container in a styrofoam mailer and then into the red- and white-striped sleeve.

UPS Transportation

  • Place the gastrointestinal biopsy specimen kit in the UPS return "LabPak" bag along with a completed Pathology Laboratory requisition form and all corresponding paperwork.
  • Fax the submission form and the patient's demographic information to 317.491.6419 before sending the biopsy.
  • Complete the top portion of the UPS label and contact UPS for pick-up

Courier Transportation (If Local)

Gastrointestinal Biopsy Kits

  • Will be provided upon request and will be automatically replaced at the end of each month. For additional kits, please contact the outreach coordinator at 800.433.0740.

Expertise

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Assessment of dysplasia
  • Carcinoma in polyps
  • Gastrointestinal stomach tumors

Meet the Gastointestinal Pathology team of physicians

  • Oscar William Cummings, MD
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    PROFESSOR; DIRECTOR, SURGICAL PATHOLOGY; DIRECTOR, SURGICAL PATHOLOGY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

    Education: MD Creighton University; Resident in Anatomic Pathology, Barnes Hospital, Washington University; Fellow in Surgical Pathology, Barnes Hospital, Washington University
    Board Certification: Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology
    Special Interest: Liver and Gastrointestinal diseases, Transplant pathology
    Address: Indiana University Health Pathology Laboratory
    350 W. 11th St., Room 4054
    Indianapolis, IN 46202-4108
    Phone: 317.491.6486
    Fax: 317.491.6424
    Pager: 312.7299
    E-mail: ocumming@iupui.edu

  • Rong Fan, MD
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    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

    Education: MD Beijing Medical University, China; Resident in Pathology, University of Illinois; Fellowship in Pediatric Pathology, Children's Hospital, Boston
    Board Certification: Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
    Special Interest: Pediatric tumors, Pediatric liver and gastrointestinal disease
    Address: Riley Hospital for Children
    702 Barnhill Dr., Room 2536
    Indianapolis, IN 46202-5128
    Phone: 317.274.2616
    Fax: 317.274.2810
    Pager: 312.4721
    E-mail: fanr@iupui.edu

  • Jingmei Lin, MD, PhD
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    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

    Education: MD Beijing Medical University, China; PhD in Pathology from the University of Michigan; Resident in Anatomic Pathology, University of Michigan; Fellow in Gastrointestinal, Hepatic and Pancreaticobiliary Pathology, University of Michigan
    Board Certification: Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
    Special Interest: Gastrointestinal Pathology
    Address: Indiana University Health Pathology Laboratory
    350 W. 11th St., Room 4048
    Indianapolis, IN 46202-4108
    Phone: 317.491.6159
    Fax: 317.491.6419
    Pager: 312.7044
    E-mail: jinglin@iupui.edu

  • Romil Saxena, MD, FRCPATH
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    ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

    Education: MBBS Bombay University, India; Resident in Anatomic Pathology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Fellow in Liver Pathology and Gene Therapy, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Fellow in Gastrointestinal Pathology, Yale School of Medicine
    Board Certification: Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology
    Special Interest: Liver and Gastrointestinal Pathology
    Address: Indiana University Health Pathology Laboratory
    350 W. 11th St., Room 4056
    Indianapolis, IN 46202-4108
    Phone: 317.491.6487
    Fax: 317.491.6419
    Pager: 312.7312
    E-mail: rsaxena@iupui.edu

  • Thomas M. Ulbright, MD
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    LAWRENCE M. ROTH PROFESSOR OF PATHOLOGY

    Education: MD Washington University School of Medicine; Resident in Pathology, Barnes Hospital and Washington University Medical Center; Fellow in Gynecologic Pathology, St. John's Medical Center
    Board Certification: Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology
    Special Interest: Gynecologic, Gastroenterologic, and Urologic pathology
    Address: Indiana University Health Pathology Laboratory
    350 W. 11th St., Room 4078
    Indianapolis, IN 46202-4108
    Phone: 317.491.6498
    Fax: 317.491.6419
    Pager: 312.7312
    E-mail: tulbrigh@iupui.edu

Websites

IUSM Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

ARUP Consult - Physician Guide to Lab Test Selection and Interpretation

Mayo Medical Laboratories - Physician Clinical Resources

Lab Tests Online - A Public Resource on Clinical Lab Testing

Content Modified on: 2/15/2011 12:00:52 PM