The faculty members of UAB Head and Neck/Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Service would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our web site and introduce you to our biopsy service.  Our laboratory is a comprehensive, computerized service that processes biopsy and cytology specimens from the oral cavity and the head and neck region.

A full range of laboratory techniques, including histochemical, immunohistochemical, direct immunofluorescence, and molecular procedures are performed on diagnostically challenging cases.  In most cases, we provide a 48 hour turn around time.  All urgent or significant diagnoses are immediately relayed, by telephone or fax, to the referring clinician.  We are pleased to announce the availability of performing HPV testing using in situ hybridization of samples from the oral cavity and head and neck.

Our laboratory fees are billed directly to the patient or their insurance company, using the information supplied on the consultation request form.  We also accept Medicare and Medicaid assignment.