Pathology at The Queen’s Medical Center

The Queen’s Medical Center

1301 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813



Clinic Hours:

Pathology: Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 10:00 pm; Saturday 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Pathology Services

Our Mission 

To deliver the highest quality, timely, specialized, yet relevant pathology diagnostic information and education for the care of our patients, utilizing state-of-the-art methodology, technology and sub-specialty expertise to achieve optimum patient outcomes.

Department Profile 

Pathology is a specialty of medicine that focuses on the causes, mechanisms, and effects of disease. Department of Pathology Services, located on the fourth floor of the Iolani Wing, is composed of five major subdivisions: Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology, Autopsy Pathology, Histopathology, and Hematopathology. Personnel employed in the department are responsible for accessioning, processing, investigating, interpreting, reporting, coding, and filing approximately 50 autopsies, 23,000 blood and bone marrow specimens, 76,000 surgical specimens, and 86,000 cytology specimens each year. 

Providing education and training is another important function of the department. The unique spectrum of cases seen at QMC makes the Department a valued component of the University of Hawaii’s resident training program. Residents, post sophomore fellows, medical students, and fellows from UH, the mainland and other countries come to serve in the department for specified periods of time. 

Our satisfied clients include physicians across the State and in the Pacific Basin as well as researchers in medicine and other sciences.

Our personnel are of the highest caliber, with credentials appropriate to their specialties and a commitment to excellence.

Quality Service 

The Queen’s Medical Center’s Pathology Services is staffed by 65 employees who pride themselves on delivering the highest quality of service. 

Quality Testing 

We participate in Quality Assurance Programs and are in compliance with CLIA, TJC, and CAP. All of our Pathologists are American Board of Pathology Certified and our Cytotechnologists are registered/licensed. Upon written or oral request, copies of The Queen’s Medical Center’s Pathology Laboratory accreditation certificates may be obtained from the Administrative office, Iolani 402. The accreditation certificates include the College of American Pathologists and Health Care Finance Administration (CLIA Certification Number). 

CAP Accreditation Number: 2983201

CLIA Certificate of Accreditation: 12D1069609

State of Hawaii Clinical Laboratory License: CL-22

Rapid Turnaround Time 

Our goal is to provide next-working-day reports on all histology specimens. New malignant diagnoses, significant findings and frozen section diagnoses are called by a Pathologist or faxed to the physician’s office. 

Professional Consultation 

Our pathologists. members of the group Hawaii Pathologists’ Laboratory, are readily available to discuss findings, review slides, consult on unusual findings or answer your questions. 

Phone: 808-691-4271

Specimen Pick-up 

QMC surgical specimens are picked up at hourly intervals from the OR and Endoscopy during Pathology’s hours of operation. There are three pickups per day from SDS and Kam 4. Surgical specimens may be submitted to staff in Iolani 408. Off schedule pickups may be arranged by calling 808-691-4271

  • Cytology specimens may be submitted to staff in Iolani 4 or during our hours of operations. 
  • After hour drop offs can be made to the DLS lab on Nalani 4. 
  • For Non-QMC cases: DLS Courier Services are available on Oahu and 
  • Neighbor Islands. Special arrangements can be made by calling DLS at (808) 589- 5100.

Our Services

Pathology Department Services:

Resources For Physicians

Thank you for choosing Queen’s.

To request Pathology and Molecular Diagnostic Services at The Queen’s Medical Center, download the Authorization For Release Of Pathology form and follow the instructions below.

Pathology Order or Requests

  1. Fill out a manual HPL requisition or CARE*Link order
  2. Submit order to Pathology department with specimens

Secondary Confirmation Of Pathology

  1. Fill out Release of Information and have patient sign Release form
  2. Send Release form to Pathology department, we will request the slides and/or blocks from the original institution
  3. The Pathology report will be issued to the requesting physician

Contact Us

We look forward to assisting you! If you have any questions, please contact us through the addresses and phone numbers listed below. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.

The Queen’s Medical Center: Pathology

Address: 1301 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: 808-691-4271 | Fax: 808-691-4045

Pathology: Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 10:00 pm; Saturday 7:30 am – 5:00 pm