Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology

We provide advanced and specialized gastrointestinal and liver pathology services for pathology cases involving the gastrointestinal tract, liver and pancreas. Please feel free to contact us directly to discuss a case.

Hours:  Specimens are accepted during our regular business hours.

Reports:  The final reports may be faxed or provided electronically.

Requisitions:  Liver Biopsy Requisition | Anatomic Pathology Consult Requisition

Send a Case:  Please provide us with your complete or incomplete pathology report (including gross description), H&E glass slides, and pertinent special or IHC stains. 

If possible, historical and laboratory information would be greatly appreciated and may enhance the consultative opinion.

Liver biopsies in particular benefit from laboratory values including transaminases, alkaline phosphatase and/or GGT, as well as appropriate serologies if hepatitis is suspected. 

The clinical diagnosis and endoscopic appearance greatly aids in interpreting GI mucosal biopsies, especially in circumstances where colitis, Barrett's or neoplasm is suspected.

If special studies are anticipated or requested, sending selected paraffin blocks will expedite analysis.

UIDL Client Services:
Toll-free: 866-844-2522
Local: 319-384-7212
Client Services Fax: 319-384-7213
Billing Fax: 319-356-0729

Consultants:  Ready to send us a case? Let's get started? [Click]
Andrew M Bellizzi, MD
Andrew M Bellizzi MD
Director of GI Pathology for the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
Office: 5239-C Roy Carver Pavilion
Phone: 319-356-4436
Email: andrew-bellizzi@uiowa.edu

Sarah Boukhar, MBChB
Sarag Boukhar, MBChB
Office: 5238-C Roy Carver Pavilion
Phone: 319-356-3264
Email: sarag-boukhar@uiowa.edu

Chris Jensen, MD
Chris Jensen MD
Office: 5238-B Roy Carver Pavilion
Phone: 319-356-3217
Email: chris-jensen@uiowa.edu

Anthony N. Snow, MD
Anthony N. Snow, MD
Phone: 319-353-8986
Office: 5216C Roy Carver Pavilion
Email: anthony-snow@uiowa.edu