Dr. Elaine S. Jaffe, Head Hematopathology Section
Laboratory of Pathology, CCR
National Cancer Institute
Building 10, Room 3S235
(301) 480-8040
Fax: (301) 480-8089
To learn more, visit Dr. Jaffe's CCR Web site.

Dr. Stefania Pittaluga, Senior Research Physician, Fellowship Program Director
Laboratory of Pathology, CCR
National Cancer Institute
Building 10, Room 2S235A
(301) 480-8465
To learn more, visit Dr. Pittaluga's CCR Web site.      

Theresa Davies-Hill, Medical Technologist
Hematopathology Clinical Laboratory
Building 10, Room 2S247
Bethesda, MD 20892-1500
Laboratory:  301-480-8462

What We Do:

The Hematopathology Section of the Laboratory of Pathology, NCI, offers expert diagnostic services in the field of hematopathology. The staff provides assistance in the diagnosis and classification of reactive and neoplastic lymphoproliferative disorders, immunodeficiency states, and diverse hematological malignancies. We provide consultative and collaborative services to physicians in the National Cancer Institute, as well as to physicians studying patients with hematolymphoid disorders in other institutes, in particular NIAID, NHLBI, and NIAMSD.  

Outside specimens should be submitted through the Laboratory of Pathology Surgical Pathology Service, with an order entered in CRIS.  Under special instructions, please note: ATTENTION, HEMATOPATHOLOGY.  For adequate diagnostic evaluation, paraffin blocks and/or unstained charged slides (15 or more is preferable) should be included with representative H&E stained slides. In-House specimens from patients in the Clinical Center should be submitted unfixed in saline to the Hematopathology Clinical Laboratory (see below)>

Hematopathology Consultations (Non-NIH Physicians)

The staff of the Hematopathology Section provides consultation in selected cases of diagnostic difficulty. The Section is not a routine reference laboratory, and does not accept cases for routine second opinions or for primary immunophenotyping. If you wish to submit a case in consultation please contact the Hematopathology office at 301-480-8040 for further instructions. 


Regular Working Hours:
08:00 - 17:00

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Last updated by Young, Sarah (NIH/NCI) [E] on Jun 24, 2019