Renal Pathology & Electron Microscopy Service
The renal pathology division offers state of the art interpretation of native and transplant kidney biopsies. Our mission is to provide the best possible renal biopsy service working in close collaboration with nephrologists and transplant surgeons. The laboratory serves patients not only from the University of California San Francisco, but also from several other medical centers in the San Francisco Bay area and throughout the United States. Expert readings of the biopsies are performed by three renal pathologists, Drs. Olson, Laszik, and Yen, with a combined 50 plus years experience in renal pathology. For more information on how to submit kidney biopsies for interpretation or ask for a consultation please see Overview pdf.
Dept of Pathology
- 513 Parnassus, S570
- San Francisco, CA 94143
- Phone: 415-476-2727
- Fax: 415-514-3403
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Interpretation of medical renal and renal transplant biopsies including light, immunofluorescence and electron microscopy. In the case of transplant biopsies, C4d staining is also available.
Electron Microscopy for tissues other than kidney
Interpretation of electron microscopy for ciliary dyskinesia, lysosomal storage disorders, etc
Immunofluorescence for tissues other than kidney
Interpretation using immunofluorescence for lung (Goodpasture’s) or for skin (Alport’s disease).