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Yale Cytology


The Cytopathology division of the Department of Pathology at the Yale-New Haven Hospital provides preparatory and diagnostic services for all fluid, smear and aspiration specimens.

The goals of the service include:

  • To maintain excellence in specimen preparation and diagnostic accuracy

  • To provide the highest quality consultative services to our clinical colleagues, both within our institution and elsewhere

  • To train residents, fellows, medical students and cytotechnologists in diagnostic cytopathology

  • To support and incorporate advanced diagnostic techniques to improve diagnostic accuracy

  • To pioneer new molecular techniques to increase the amount of information obtained from the minimal amounts of tissues received in the routine specimen