Welcome to the USF Health
Diagnostic Laboratory


Our specialized training for reading the nuances of lab specimens will make the difference for your patients.

The USF Health Diagnostic Laboratory is a team of pathologists specially trained to read every detail in tissue and organ specimens for a full range of maladies. Housed in a new state-of-the art laboratory, the team includes experts in dermatopathology, occularpathology, oncologic pathology, and nephropathology.

With 24-hour turnaround for most cases, and our new Laboratory Information System to view your order status and your patient’s reports online 24/7, our Lab will give you the answers your patients need.

For specific Pathology Lab inquiries, please call (813) 974-3744.


Our goal is to build strong long-term partnerships with each of our customers by providing fast, quality service.

Our expertise across multiple specialties using our new state-of-the-art facilities means you now have access to the most advanced pathology services available in the region. Clinical care, basic science research, veterinary care, and county and state medical examination are some of the many fields that tap into our expertise.

With our labs running 24/7, we can offer you a full range of services, from general specimen preparation to more advanced and specialized specimen interpretation. The USF Health Diagnostic Laboratory is geared for fast expert specimen readings with daily courier service throughout the region – from The Villages near Ocala to Sarasota to Orlando.

Advanced equipment allows for us to produce superior quality and optimum stained slides for all tissue and organ specimens. And our on-staff specialty trained physicians mean your specimens are being read by this region’s best.

Our advanced services include:

  • Board certified Pathologists and Dermatopathologists
  • Specimen preparation and interpretation
  • Expertise in melanoma and pigmented lesions
  • Immunofluorescence and immunoperoxidase diagnostics
  • Daily specimen pickup throughout Florida
  • Free courier
  • 24 hour turnaround for routine specimens
  • Slide preparation for reading elsewhere
  • Web based status and reporting, as well as hard copy

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