Cytopathology

The ARUP Cytopathology Laboratory is a full-service laboratory providing screening and diagnostic testing on gynecological, non-gynecological, and fine-needle aspiration specimens. Consultation for difficult gynecologic, non-gynecologic, and fine-needle aspiration biopsy specimens is available from ARUP’s board-certified cytopathologists. By offering molecular testing, such as UroVysion FISH testing for urine and pancreatobiliary specimens and BRAF mutation testing for FNA direct smears, the Cytopathology Laboratory can assist clients in broadening their scope of services. Please note that the Pap test is a screening test for cervical cancer and its
precursors with an inherent false-negative rate.

For information concerning consultation, please call (801) 584-5031. Consultations can be sent directly to:

ARUP Laboratories
Cytopathology Department

500 Chipeta Way mail code 351
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

Phone (801) 584-5031 or (800) 242-2787 ext. 1-5031
Fax (801) 584-5213

Please include pertinent clinical history and cytopathology / surgical pathology report(s).

  • Medical Director, Cytology
    Dr. Chadwick is an associate professor of anatomic pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She received her MD at Loma Linda University in California where she also served as a pathology fellow. Dr. Chadwick completed her residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and was a cytopathology fellow at the University of Washington in Seattle. She is a member of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, American Society of Cytopathology, and College of American Pathologists. Dr. Chadwick’s research interests include the use of molecular markers in cytopathology, pancreatic and biliary cancer, and cervical cancer screening.
  • Medical Director, Anatomic Pathology and Cytology
    Dr. Factor is an assistant professor of pathology, director of breast pathology, and co-director of the Cytopathology Fellowship Program at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She received her master of health science from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and her MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York, followed by residency and fellowships at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Factor is board certified in anatomic pathology and cytopathology, and is a member of the College of American Pathology, the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, and the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Her research interests include the biology and prevention of breast cancer.
  • Medical Director, Cytology
    Dr. Gopez is a professor of pathology and associate dean in the Office of Inclusion and Outreach at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She received her MD at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines, and completed her residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She also completed a fellowship in cytopathology and surgical pathology at the University of Pennsylvania and is board certified in cytopathology, as well as anatomic and clinical pathology. For seven years, Dr. Gopez served as residency program director at the University of Utah Department of Pathology. She assists ARUP’s clients by signing out specimen cases while also teaching residents and fellows in training.
  • Medical Director, Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology
    Dr. Jarboe is an associate professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She received her MD from and completed her anatomic pathology residency training at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Subsequently, she completed fellowships in women’s and perinatal pathology and cytopathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Her primary subspecialty and research interest is in gynecologic pathology. Dr. Jarboe is a member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Gynecological Pathology and the cytopathology section editor for the American Journal of Clinical Pathology.
  • Medical Director, Cytopathology
    Dr. Witt is an assistant professor of anatomic pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine, where he serves as the residency rotation director for cytopathology. Dr. Witt received his MD at the University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine and completed his AP/CP pathology residency at the University of Chicago (NorthShore) where he served as the chief resident during his last two years. He also completed a cytopathology fellowship at the University of Utah/ARUP Laboratories, and is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, with subspecialty boards in cytopathology. Dr. Witt is a member of the College of American Pathologists Cytopathology Committee, the American Society for Clinical Pathology, and the American Society of Cytopathologists. His research interests include studies related to fine-needle aspiration and head and neck pathology.