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Tissue / Pathology Services

Pathology Plays a Vital Role in Medical Care

Tissue pathology services operate behind the scenes, yet have a vital role in your medical and surgical care. Careful and thorough analysis of specimens provides valuable details about your overall health and disease. These details and clues help your physician to make informed recommendations for treatment.

The lab services of Central DuPage Hospital are equipped to handle complex analyses of blood, urine and tissue samples, including biopsy to determine if tissue is malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous).

What is Pathology?

Pathology is the branch of science that studies the nature and cause of diseases, and the effects of diseases. There are many different types of pathology. In general, a pathologist analyzes blood, urine, saliva, tissue, bone and other body materials to detect clues that show if a disease is present, or to determine the extent of the disease.

About Your Bill

Some of our pathologists are part of Midwest Pathologists, a medical group associated with CDH. You may see fees associated with Midwest Pathologists on your bill, even if you never went to a location called Midwest Pathologists. This professional fee reflects the pathologist’s time and expertise in analyzing your sample.

Our Services

Our specialists provide pathology interpretations that are used in many areas of clinical and anatomical pathology. Our staff has particular expertise in:

  • Surgical pathology (analyzing tissue samples removed surgically, including biopsies to determine if tissue is cancerous)
  • Cytology (analysis of cells, to identify abnormalities or changes)
  • Histopathology (microscopic analysis of tissue)
  • Dermatopathology (skin-related)
  • Hematopathology (blood)
  • Urologic pathology (related to urinary tract, urinalysis, prostate disease)
  • Gynecologic pathology (related to women’s reproductive system)
  • Neuropathology (nerves, nervous system)
  • Autopsy

Location and Hours

Lab services are located on the first floor of Central DuPage Hospital, near the Main/Outpatient Services Entrance.

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Staff is on call 24 hours for emergency cases.

Hours vary at each of our six CDH Convenient Care Center locations.

Call for an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please call 630-933-6636.  A physician's order is required to make an appointment.