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Pathology/Laboratory Medicine 

The Clinical Laboratory provides routine and emergency testing for patients on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The laboratory also provides testing services for non-patients referred by community care providers. Total activity includes approximately 855,000 units/tests each year.

Contact Us

To contact the Pathology Lab, please call 314-577-5626 or fax us at 314-268-2471.

Our Services

Services are available seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The laboratories include an accredited staff, including nationally recognized pediatric pathologists, certified clinical laboratory scientists and medical laboratory technologists. Our team provides a broad range of tests for your child:

Insurance Providers

If your child requires laboratory testing, view the current list of insurance providers who hold contracts with SSM laboratory facilities.

Meet the Team

Carole Vogler, MD
Interim Medical Director

Jacqueline Batanian, PhD
Director, Molecular Cytogenetics

David Brink, MD
Director, Anatomic Pathology

Susan Crawford, DO
Pediatric Pathologist

Miguel Guzman, MD
Pediatric Pathologist

Katherine Robbins, MD

Cirilo Sotelo-Avila, MD
Pediatric Pathologist

Ella Swierkosz, PhD
Director of Network Microbiology Laboratory, SSM Health Care - St. Louis

Connie Thorpe, PA
Physician's Assistant

St. Louis Cord Blood Bank

William Ferguson, MD

Laboratory Accreditation

The Laboratory holds a valid Health Care Facilities Accreditation (HCFA) Certificate of Accreditation and is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The Blood Bank is registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB). The Stem Cell Laboratory is accredited by FACT.

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