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Renal Pathology

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Renal pathology handles a large volume of diagnostic renal biopsies.  Expertise is available for handling fresh biopsy specimens at UC Irvine as well as consultation material from referring institutions. The section is also expert in interpretation of renal transplant biopsies, and in the evaluation of post-transplantation complications including lymphoproliferative disorders. This service is professionally supported by Renal Pathology of UCLA.

Services are available in the following areas:

  • Consultation services for problematic and unusual cases
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Fluorescence microscopy
  • Electron microscopy
  • Outside consultation
  • Kits for procurement of biopsy specimens
  • Preliminary light microscopic diagnosis in two working days if call back number is provided.

Educational opportunities include:

  • Residency training
  • Conference - Interdepartmental monthly conference
                      - Teleconference and case review with UCLA

Specimen requirements (consultation biopsies):

   * New biopsies (obtain procurement kits prior to biopsy)

  • Two 18-gauge core biopsies of renal cortex fixed in alcoholic Bouin solution
  • One core in glutaraldehyde solution
  • One core in Zeus solution
  • Complete clinical history
  • Surgical pathology form
  • Billing information

   * Previous biopsies

  • All slides and electron micrographs (if available) 
  • Surgical pathology report, clinical history and billing information


Beverly Wang
Beverly Y. Wang, MD
Medical Director,
Renal Pathology

Contact Information

Location and General Inquiries
UC Irvine Health
Douglas Hospital
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868-4805
Phone: 714.456.6141
Fax: 714.456.5873

Pathology Requests and Reports
Phone: 714-456-6141

Medical Director
Beverly Y. Wang, MD

Phone: 714-456-8731



For more information, call 1-888-UCI-LABS (888-824-5227)