consultative pathology

Specialized Services in Surgical Pathology, Molecular Pathology and Hematopathology

Anatomic pathology services are the cornerstone of all treatment decisions and patient management in medicine, and play a critical role in our health care delivery system. 


With modern advances in science, the role of the anatomic pathologist has increased in complexity and sophistication. This increased complexity has mandated the need for sub-specialization in what was otherwise a field dominated by generalists.


The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Pathology has taken a lead in converting our practice to a strict sub-specialty practice in Anatomic Pathology. For the past 8 years the department has transitioned to a complete sub-specialty system for the sign-out of surgical pathology specimens. We are the only group in the State of Wisconsin that currently does complete sub-specialty sign-out in surgical pathology, with all cases being triaged to dedicated groups of specialists who are up-to-date in their respective fields of expertise and provide the highest level of support for the clinical and surgical teams they serve at Froedtert Hospital.


The sub-specialty-driven expert sign-out system, coupled with state-of-the-art immunohistochemistry and molecular lab, guarantees the highest level of accuracy and consistent quality in diagnosis for the various subspecialties


Our Sub-specialty Catalog

Pathology Consultation Institutional Pricing

Level 1
(Consult slides only)

Charge $175

Level 2
(Consult + up to 8 stains)

Charge $450

Level 3
(Consult + 9-12 stains)

Charge $600

Note: This pricing is intended to be a general guideline. Final consultation charge is determined by the consulting pathologist and is based on the pathologist’s time and complexity of each case. FISH and molecular testing are not included and are separate charges.



Third Party Billing

We will attempt to bill third party payors if demographic and insurance information is sent along with the specimen unless institutional billing is selected on the consultation requisition.  If payment is denied by the patient’s insurance, your institution will be invoiced and will be responsible for payment. Please ensure that your institution informs the patient that they will be responsible for any co-pay, coinsurance or deductible that their insurance may require. Note: We may be out of network for certain insurances and we will balance bill the institution in this circumstance. For instances where we are required by law to bill the technical component to the originating institution we will do so at the current Medicare rate.


Consultation Requisition