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Renal Pathology & Electron Microscopy Service

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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 two renal pathologists, Drs. Laszik, and Urisman, with a combined 35 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.

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Main Clinical Inquiries

  • Phone: (415) 353-1613


Renal Pathology & Electron Microscopy Services
Service Name Moffitt Mt. Zion SFGH VAMC

Renal Pathology

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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

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Electron Microscopy for tissues other than kidney

Interpretation of electron microscopy for ciliary dyskinesia, lysosomal storage disorders, etc



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Immunofluorescence for tissues other than kidney

Interpretation using immunofluorescence for lung (Goodpasture’s) or for skin (Alport’s disease).


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