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Pathology Core Facility

Pathology Core Facility


The Lurie Cancer Center's Pathology Core Facility (PCF) is a centralized, comprehensive, core laboratory that provides histology, immunohistochemistry, molecular analysis and extraction, and microscopic evaluation services for human tissue-based studies. It is a College of American Pathologists (CAP) accredited and CLIA certified laboratory with the capability to serve integral marker studies that require biomarker-based treatment arm assignment. The PCF encompasses approximately 7,000 ft2 of mixed use laboratory and office space on the 8th floor of the Olson Pavilion of the Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 710 North Fairbanks Court, Chicago, IL.

In addition to core laboratory services, the PCF performs procurement of fresh biospecimens for clinical trials and biobanking.

Pathology Core Facility Requisition Form and Price List: Researchers who have existing biospecimens and will be bringing them to the PathCore should see for the requisition form and price list.


Pathological Analysis - Related Equipment



The Pathology Core Facility is located on the 8th floor of the Olson Pavillion, 710 North Fairbanks Court, Room 8-419, Chicago Campus.

Main Phone:
(312) 908-5546

Main Fax:
(312) 503-2792

Jian-Jun Wei, MD

Scientific Director:
Demirkan Gursel, PhD