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Yale Cytopathology


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