The Department of Histopathology is the main provider of diagnostic histopathological and cytopathological services in the Central Denmark Region and acts as a regional and national reference centre. We have substantial teaching and research duties.

We have a large on-site laboratory, housing state-of-the-art automated equipment for use in a wide range of diagnostic methods applied to cells and tissue from patient samples.

Annually, we receive more than 60,000 requests, examine more than 500,000 glass slides by microscopy and perform some 3,500 molecular analyses. A large part of our diagnostic work involves the investigation and treatment of cancer. Additional important areas of specialization include transplantation pathology and the diagnosis of non-neoplastic diseases of the major organs.

The department employs 23 consultant/staff specialist pathologists, has between 11 and 17 residents in training, 80 biomedical laboratory technicians, 4 molecular biologists, 6 secretaries, 1 administrative employee and 6 mortuary staff members.