Pathology Lab

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Clinic Overview

Recognized regionally and nationally, the Pathology Lab offers a full range of testing services, from acute care support to unique reference diagnostic testing, with a strong emphasis on quality, accuracy and timeliness.


  • Routine and complex testing
  • Clinical pathology and technical consultation
  • Cutting-edge technologies

Awards and Distinctions
The University of Minnesota Medical Center Weight Loss Clinic has received several awards for our surgical excellence.  We work closely with other specialists within the University of Minnesota Health system to coordinate your care and are proud to be awarded the following:

• Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program with Adolescent Qualifications
This accreditation means our bariatric surgery program is a comprehensive center that has passed a rigorous external national review by fellow surgeons.  In addition, we are one of a very select few programs that have also achieved Adolescent Qualifications by the American College of Surgeons.

• Blue Distinction Center + for Bariatric Surgery
This quality designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield signifies our center delivers high quality bariatric and patient care.  The Blue Distinction + program evaluates our expertise as a physician team, the number surgery’s our clinic has performed, and our track record of results.  We have proven to have a track record for delivering better results, with fewer complications time and time again.  The Blue Distinction + plus indicates our program also met cost measures that address consumers need for affordable care.

A partnership of Fairview and University of Minnesota Physicians

Location Info

Our Team


Bridging the gap between laboratory research and patient care, the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Minnesota Medical School is a leader in education, research, and clinical medicine. The mission of the department is to explore the basic nature, mechanisms, causes, and courses of human disease; to disseminate knowledge about human disease; and to provide high-quality laboratory services for the diagnosis, management, and prognostic evaluation of patients.


Central Scheduling: 612.672.7422

Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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