Department of Histopathology
Histopathology provides a full diagnostic service for routine histopathological examination as well as specialised services including:
These services require direct consultation as specialised collection procedures are required. Advanced notification of should be booked with the department on 8161 7333.
We also perform all autopsies from the WCH, provide a State wide Perinatal Autopsy Service and provide a paediatric autopsy service on request from other SA hospitals and practitioners. Please follow the link above.
Specimens and completed pathology request forms should be forwarded to the Pathology Collection Service, with the exception of urgent and unfixed specimens which should be delivered directly to the Histopathology Department.
Specimens may be sent to the WCH via the State Pathology Courier Service phone (08) 8222 3530. Specimens should be clearly marked "To the WCH".
General Business: 830am - 530pm Monday to Friday.
There is a 24 hour on call service for urgent specimens. Contact the Duty Pathologist via the hospital switchboard ph (08) 8161 7000.
Dr Lynette Moore
Khong, T. Yee (Prof)
Women's & Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
South Australia 5006
Phone (08) 8161 7333
Fax (08)8161 7022
Swabbing the placenta
WCH is the leader in placental histopathology and microbiology investigations. All referral cases welcome.
To view a movie on the swabbing of the placenta, you will need to follow these steps:
1. You will need the Apple QuickTime plug in to view the video.
Further information is available from:
T. Y. Khong
tel: +618 8161 6793