Anatomic Pathology

The Anatomic Pathology section of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Danbury offers services in cytology, surgical pathology, and autopsy pathology.


Cytology is a full service laboratory that evaluates PAP tests, non-gynecological specimens and fine needle aspirations for cancer and its precursors. We offer ThinPrep and SurePath PAP tests with HPV and report results in the same report.

We have a staff of five ASCP certified cytotechnologists who provide accurate, rapid results of specimens ranging from PAP tests, urine tests and bronchial washings, to thyroid fine needle aspirations. The staff also assists at fine needle aspirations in Radiology, and later processes and evaluates these fine needle aspirations.

Board certified cytopathologists and pathologists diagnose cases and correlate their findings with biopsy specimens. The section participates in CLIA mandated proficiency testing and continuing education as mandated by the state of New York and the College of American Pathologists. The Laboratory at Danbury Hospital is certified by the CAP, JCAHO and the states of Connecticut and New York.

Surgical Pathology

The Surgical Pathology Lab at Danbury Hospital is a full-service histopathology laboratory serving western Connecticut and nearby New York. We offer full range of services, including routine histology (tissue processing, slide preparation, routine and special stains), frozen section, autopsy and outside consolations. We also provide a full range of immunohistochemical stains, including the latest clinically relevant antibodies.

Our Laboratory is staffed with highly trained and experienced histotechnologists, each of whom has years of laboratory experience and areas of specialization. All samples submitted for diagnosis are read by board certified pathologists with extensive experience. The high caliber of our technical staff and pathologists pride in workmanship and focus on patient care set us apart from other laboratories.

Turnaround time for rush biopsies and most of routine biopsies is for same day diagnosis. The turnaround time for rest of routine specimens is approximately 24 to 48 hours from the time of receipt of the specimen until the final report. If you have any special requests, please let us know and we will be happy to assist you.

Autopsy Pathology

The autopsy service investigates disease and treatment outcomes by post mortem study of clinical records and tissues.

For More Information

If you would like to know more about Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, talk to your doctor about Danbury Hospital. For a doctor referral call us at 1-800-516-3658, or search our Find a Doctor online tool to find a doctor near you.