When your child is sick, the pathologists at Arkansas Children’s can perform a wide variety of laboratory tests to figure out what is causing the condition. Our Department of Pathology includes anatomic and clinical laboratories that study blood, cells and tissues to make a diagnosis and find the best treatment for your child’s specific condition. Our expert pathologists perform microscopic and laboratory tests using the most advanced technology. If you or your doctor needs to contact us, please call 501-364-1890.

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  • Routine blood work
  • STAT testing
  • Transfusion medicine
  • Blood bank lab
  • Biopsy and surgical tissue tests
  • Coagulation blood tests
  • Microscopic diagnosis
  • Genetic testing
  • Molecular genetic testing
  • Molecular diagnostic testing
  • Immunology testing
  • Metabolic testing
  • Microbiology and Virology testing (bacteria, fungus, viruses, mycobacteria, and parasites)
  • Autopsy testing

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We treat nearly all children who receive care at Arkansas Children’s, whether they have a common illness or a rare condition. Our pathologists are experts at performing tests to diagnose everything from acute appendicitis to rare forms of pediatric cancer.

Our pathology team also works with your child’s doctors to determine the best treatments and to ensure that your child responds well to the care and treatments provided.

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Meet the Pathology Team

The expert pathology doctors at Arkansas Children’s are highly trained to test, diagnose and monitor treatments for a broad range of pediatric conditions, from common illnesses to rare cancers. Our team provides your child with the most advanced laboratory testing and is here to answer your questions and assist your doctor in providing the best treatment for your child’s condition.
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Clinical Trials & Research

The pathology team works on clinical trials in collaboration with doctors and nurses at Arkansas Children’s. Our pathologists frequently send tissue samples to the Children’s Oncology Group for research studies.

As a member of the Children’s Oncology Group, Arkansas Children’s and its patients have access to nearly 100 active clinical trials open at any given time.

The Children’s Oncology Group is a National Cancer Institute supported clinical trials group and the world’s largest group devoted to childhood and adolescent cancer research. The group unites 9,000 pediatric cancer experts at more than 200 leading children’s hospitals, universities, and cancer centers in North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.

Training Programs

Arkansas Children’s provides different training rotations to residents in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine (UAMS) Pathology program. Residents from the Department of Pathology and Department of Pediatrics complete multiple rotations in pediatric pathology at Arkansas Children’s. In addition, one student each year from the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program at UAMS also takes part in pathology training.

    Residents participate in:

  • Weekly pathology, medicine-pathology and surgery-pathology conferences
  • Sophomore pathophysiology course with teaching by faculty and residents
  • Research programs available in several anatomic and clinical subspecialties

Educational Resources

View these websites to learn more about pediatric pathology.

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