Consultation Services in Anatomic Pathology

Anatomic Pathology services at the University of Pittsburgh are oriented around a Center of Excellence model with diagnostic pathologists focused on specific organs of interest. These interests cover all areas of Anatomic Pathology, including Neuropathology, Transplantation Pathology, and Cytopathology. Associated with these consultants are specialized technical services providing immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, in situ hybridization, molecular anatomic pathology, array comparative genomic hybridization, and specialized histochemistry particularly focused on neuromuscular disorders.

Our consultation requisition form can be found at the following link: AP Consultation Form

Our complete listing of FISH/ISH testing offered is now available.

Please note our client invoicing and billing policies prior to submission.

Submission of Specimens

Cases sent to the University of Pittsburgh can be sent to specific consultants or specific Centers of Excellence using the consultation form. Each of these consultants is located at one of the four sites indicated below.

Location Address Contact
UPMC Presbyterian University Hospital UPMC - Presbyterian University Hospital
Department of Pathology
Consultation Services
Room C606
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
P: 412-647-8275
F: 412-647-0221
UPMC Shadyside Hospital UPMC Shadyside Hospital
Dept. of Pathology
Consultation Services
Room WG02
5230 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
P: 412-623-2318
F: 412-623-6450
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Dept. of Pathology
Consultation Services
Room 4139
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
P: 412-641-4641
F: 412-641-6169
UPMC St. Margaret UPMC St. Margaret
Dept. of Pathology
Consultation Services
815 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
P: 412-784-4130
F: 412-784-4985
Division of Dermatopathology Dept. of Dermatopathology
Consultation Services
South Tower, Suite 5820
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
P: 412-864-3860
F: 412-864-3890
Division of Hematopathology UPMC Clinic Lab Building
Dept. of Hematopathology
Consultation Services
9th Floor, Room 9032
3477 Euler Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
P: 412-864-6175
F: 412-864-1784
Division of Transplantation and Hepatic Pathology UPMC Montefiore Hospital
Dept. of Transplant
Consultation Services
Room E-733
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
P: 412-647-7645
F: 412-647-5237
Division of Neuropathology UPMC Presbyterian Hospital
Dept. of Neuropathology
Consultation Services
Room S701 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
P: 412-624-9415
F: 412-624-5610

UPP Anatomic Pathology Pricing

Consults with IHC's

Consults range in price from $150.00 to $650.00 based on the complexity of the case and includes IHC's performed.

Category Description Price
Level I Consult with slide review only - less than 4 H&E's $150
Level II Consult with 4-10 H&E's, or up to 3 special stains $250
Level III Consult with 4 to 7 special stains $375
Level IV Consult with 8 to 11 special stains $550
Level V Consult with 12 or more special stains $650

Note: This pricing is intended to be a general guideline. The final consultation charge is determined by the consulting pathologist and is based on pathologist time and complexity of case.

Tests sent to the FISH/ISH Lab as well as molecular testing are not included and are separate charges.

Outside Stains Only Cases

  • Special stains only consults (no interpretation) - $25
  • IHC stains only consults (no interpretation) - $53
  • Special stains with interpretation - $55
  • IHC stains with interpretation - $103

Payment for Services - UPP Pathology

We have two methods of billing as follows:

Client Invoicing to Referring Institution

For consultation services to be paid by your institution, you will receive one bill for both the professional and technical services from the University of Pittsburgh Physicians Pathology Department (UPP). Invoices are issued by our finance department every two weeks and payment is due within 30 days of receipt. When an institution is invoiced directly, we do not provide corresponding CPT codes for the services. We will provide a copy of the completed pathology report for your coding staff to review and assign appropriate CPT codes. Our payment address is:

UPP Pathology
University of Pittsburgh Physicians
P.O. Box 7406
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Fax: 412-648-9691

University of Pittsburgh Physicians
Department of Pathology Tax ID is: 23-2919472
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Third Party Billing/Billing Patient Insurance

Complete patient demographic and insurance information must be sent along with the specimen. UPP Pathology will attempt to bill the patient's insurance and collect payment. We must also be a participating provider with the insurance. UPP Pathology participates with Medicare and other major insurers, however, the submitting institution is responsible for verifying the insurance and coverage prior to sending. Please check with the patient's insurance before sending the specimen for review. The NPI number of the referring physician is also required. We regret, but, at this time, we can accept only Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio State Medical Assistance.

 

Demographic material should include enough information to sufficiently register the patient. Demographics include the following: patient full name and date of birth, complete address and telephone number, insurance name and address, insurance ID number, group number, and complete address and contact telephone number. Please be HIPAA compliant when sending the information.

Fresh Tissue Specimens and Specialized Testing

All specialized testing (ordered without a consult) is billed directly to the submitting institution. For these services, please include with your paperwork your billing contact (person approving payment) along with their telephone number and billing address. In addition to checks, we accept all major credit cards. For credit card payments send the following: type of card (Visa, Mastercard, etc.), expiration date, credit card number, card holder's name, CVD number, and the address/fax number where the receipt is to be sent. Please see each specialty's web page for specifics on the technical component billing and pricing.

Download the Specimen Collection Requirements Manual here.

Visit the new UPMC Histology Lab site here.

Consultants on Staff

Specialty Physician Contact Information
Autopsy/Infectious Pathology Multiple Presbyterian: 412-864-1470
Bone-Soft Tissue Pathology Karen Schoedel, MD Shadyside: 412-623-3038
Breast/Gynecologic Pathology and GYN-Cytopathology Rohit Bhargava, MBBS Magee: 412-641-4641
  Gloria J. Carter, MD  
  Esther Elishaev, MD  
  Jeffrey Fine, MD  
  Mirka Jones, MD  
  Olga Navolotskaya, MD  
Cardiac Pathology A. Jake Demetris, MD Presbyterian: 412-647-2072
Genitourinary Cytopathology Sheldon Bastacky, MD Presbyterian: 412-647-9612
Thyroid, ENT, Thoracic Cytopathology N. Paul Ohori, MD Presbyterian: 412-647-3478
Pancreatobiliary, Gastrointestinal, and Liver Cytopathology Reetesh K. Pai, MD Presbyterian: 412-647-3935
Bone and Soft Tissue and Pancreatobiliary Cytopathology Karen Schoedel, MD Presbyterian: 412-647-9575
Dermatopathology/IF Jon Ho, MD Shadyside: 412-623-2337
Endocrine Pathology Simon Chiosea, MD Presbyterian: 412-647-3731
  Yuri Nikiforov, MD, PhD  
  Robert L. Peel, MD  
  Raja Seethala, MD  
Eye Pathology Charleen Chu, MD, PhD Presbyterian: 412-647-9417
FISH Studies Sanja Dacic, MD, PhD Presbyterian: 412-647-8694
Genitourinary Pathology Rajiv Dhir, MD Shadyside: 412-623-1321
  Sheldon Bastacky, MD Presbyterian: 412-647-9612
GI Pathology Jon Davison, MD Presbyterian: 412-647-3720
  Douglas Hartman, MD  
  Reetesh Pai, MD  
  Aatur Singhi, MD  
Head and Neck Pathology Simon Chiosea, MD Presbyterian: 412-647-3732
  Robert L. Peel, MD  
  Raja Seethala, MD  
Hematopathology Steven H. Swerdlow, MD Presbyterian: 412-647-5191
  Miroslav Djokic, MD  
Informatics Douglas J. Hartman, MD Presbyterian: 412-864-3552
Kidney/EM Sheldon Bastacky, MD Presbyterian: 412-647-9612
Malignant Melanoma (See Dermatopathology) Shadyside: 412-647-2319
Molecular Anatomic Pathology Sanja Dacic, MD, PhD Presbyterian: 412-647-3720
Neuropathology Clayton Wiley, MD, PhD Presbyterian: 412-647-9417
  Charleen Chu, MD, PhD  
  Julia Kofler, MD  
Perinatal Pathology Stefan G. Kostadinov, MD Magee: 412-641-3708
  Robert Bendon, MD  
Pediatric Pathology Miguel Reyes-Múgica, MD Children's: 412-692-5650
Pulmonary and Mediastinal Pathology Sanja Dacic, MD, PhD Presbyterian: 412-647-6193
  N. Paul Ohori, MD  
Transplant and Hepatic Pathology A. Jake Demetris, MD Montefiore: 412-647-7645
  Marta I. Minervini, MD  
  Michael Nalesnik, MD  
  Parmjeet Randhawa, MD  
Tumor Cytogenetics   Shadyside: 412-623-2319