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Bridging laboratory discoveries to direct patient care

Eighty percent of all health care decisions are based on diagnoses made by pathologists, putting these specialists on the frontline of patient care.  

USF Health’s pathologists are experts in tissue evaluation and using patient information, laboratory data, and ancillary testing to create primary and consultative diagnoses. USF Health’s pathologists are board-certified pathologists with advanced training and expertise in analyzing a wide variety of specimens across many specialties, such as gastroenterology, gynecology, and urology for example. Our expertise spans diagnostic services in:

  • General surgical pathology
  • Breast pathology
  • Gastrointestinal pathology
  • Urologic pathology
  • Medical renal pathology
  • Head and neck pathology
  • Orthopedic and soft tissue pathology
  • Non-gynecologic cytopathology

As this region’s only academic medical center, USF Health can offer referring physicians a level of expertise in diagnostic pathology not found elsewhere in the Tampa Bay area. USF Health pathologists offer:

  • Specialization in reading surgical specimens collected in out-patient and ambulatory settings
  • Robust Quality Assurance and Patient Safety program which includes prospective second readings on high risk, complicated and interesting specimens
  • Collaboration within this region’s largest multispecialty practice group –USF Health
  • Timely and accurate routine diagnostic reports within 24-48 hours

We work closely with Reliance Pathology Partners, LLC, a physician-owned, College of American Pathologists (CAP) Accredited Laboratory who provides technical and histology support for processing specimens. In addition, Reliance Laboratory uses a barcode verification system which offers an extra level of safety and quality management when handling patients’ specimens.

Let us help you give your patient the right diagnosis. 

Contact Reliance Labs for specimen pickup. 
Reliance Pathology Partners, LLC
Phone: 813-490-7213 Toll Free: 1-888-747-9576

Second Opinion, Slide Consults and Review of Slides for Continuity of Care can be sent to:
Reliance Pathology Partners
Attn: USF Pathology, 5755 Hoover Blvd., Tampa, FL 33634