Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology



Particular interest and experience in the area of neurodegenerative disorders also make unique diagnostic capabilities available for evaluation of post-mortem tissue to distinguish:

  • Alzheimer's disease versus vascular dementia, multi-infarct dementia, frontal lobe dementia, Pick's disease, diffuse Lewy body disease or Dementia Lacking Distinctive Histopathology (DLDH); Huntington's disease
  • Parkinson's disease versus diffuse Lewy body disease, progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) or striatonigral degeneration
  • Evidence for familial or hereditary neurodegenerative disorders; information pertinent to individual or family genetics counseling
  • Neuropathology Mailing Information and Specimen Handling
  • Microscope slides, formalin-fixed tissue or paraffin embedded blocks may be submitted according to standard consultation protocols for neurosurgical and autopsy cases