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Division of Pathology

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Steve D. Groshong, MD, PhD Division Chief

As a global leader in pulmonary medicine, National Jewish Health is pleased to offer a pathology consultative service specializing in:


Rapid Turnaround Time & Competitive Pricing

Bring the experience of pathologists that specialize in lung disease to both routine and unusual lung biopsies. We complete most cases within 48 hours after slides are received. Our consultation fee is $225 per case.

Steve D. Groshong

Steve D. Groshong, MD, PhD

Division of Pathology

Ronald Joseph Harbeck

Ronald Joseph Harbeck, PhD

How to Send Biopsy Slides

Our requisition form is available online, and we would be happy to fax you the form. Please call us at 303.398.1163 (or 1164) for further information.

Download the requisition form Word Document


Is a cover letter necessary?

No. If clinical information is entered on the requisition form, a separate cover letter is not needed.


How should slides be packaged?

Slides should be placed in either a plastic slide case or a cardboard slide folder and mailed in a padded envelope to ensure they do not break during transport.


Should tissue blocks or blanks be sent with the case?

Most cases will not need special stains, but inclusion of either blanks or blocks will guarantee rapid completion of cases that do require additional stains.


Should I include AFB, GMS, or PAS stains even if they are negative?

Yes. If possible, we would like to see all the slides available for the case.


How can I obtain the results?

Reports will be faxed to your office as soon as they are completed, and a hard copy will be mailed at the same time. In most cases, we also can email reports to you directly.