Cardiac Pathology

Cardiac Pathology provides comprehensive consultative expertise and services relating to the disorders of the heart and major vessels, including native and transplant heart biopsies (for both adults and children). Our cardiac pathologist is an integral part of the Utah Transplant Affiliated Hospitals (U.T.A.H.) Team and has extensive expertise in rejection criteria.

For information concerning consultation, please call (801) 581-2507. Consultations can be sent directly to:

Surgical Pathology Department
Huntsman Cancer Hospital
1950 Circle of Hope, RM N3105
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone: (801) 581-2507 or (801) 584-5078
Fax: (801) 581-7035

Please include pertinent clinical history and surgical pathology report(s).
Test # Test Name Test Keywords Additional Information
Consultation, Cardiac Pathology Heart biopsy, light microscopy, immunofluorescence, electron microscopy Consultation Collection Instructions

Staining protocols for heart biopsies include:

  • Light Microscopy: H&E, trichrome stain, PAS, Iron stain and Congo red stain if indicated
  • Immunofluorescence: IgG, IgM, C3d, C4d, fibrinogen, kappa and lambda
  • Electron Microscopy: routinely performed in native samples