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Genitourinary Pathology

Genitourinary Pathology

Contact Information

Location & General Inquiries
10833 Le Conte Ave., 13-145 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: (310) 825-9288  | Email 
Fax: (310) 794-4161

Pathology Requests & Reports
Phone: (310) 825-8947 (UCLA)
Phone: (310) 267-2680 (outside UCLA) 

Tissue Procurement and Banking Services (TPCL)
Phone: (310) 825-1717

Education Coordinator
Annetta Pierro
Phone: (310) 825-5719 | Email 

The Genitourinary Pathology service provides consultative services for biopsies and resections involving the genitourinary (GU) system. The team evaluates numerous prostate, renal, and other genital system lesions both benign and malignant. Expertise is also available for translational research in urologic pathology including murine models of prostate cancer.


  • Cytogenetics
  • Electron microscopy
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Correlation of pathology with clinical markers
  • Biomarkers in urologic pathology including carbonic anhydrase 9 (CA9)
  • Fluorescent in-situ hybridization (FISH) for selected common translocations 
  • Expert interpretation of microscopic pathology (core needle biopsies, open biopsies, and excisions) 


  • Residency training
  • Urology Pathology Fellowship (Diagnostic and Experimental)


  • Animal models of prostate carcinogenesis
  • Translational aspects of human prostate and renal cell carcinoma
  • UCLA Prostate SPORE (Dr. Said serves as Director)

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