Renal pathology is the interpretation of kidney biopsies for native kidney diseases and renal transplant pathology. Renal pathologists manage patients with kidney diseases and work closely with nephrologists and transplant surgeons.


In addition to clinical diagnosis, the North Shore-LIJ renal pathology service provides training and education for pathology residents and nephrology fellows.


The renal pathology service is staffed with fellowship-trained renal pathologists. Our light microscopic studies include hematoxylin and eosin (H&E), Jones, Trichrome and PAS staining in level sections. Immunofluorescence (IF) microscopic studies include IgG, IgA, IgM, C3, C1q, fibrinogen, albumin, kappa and lambda light chains and C4d. We also routinely perform electron microscopic (EM) studies with digitized images. Other studies such as Congo red and immunohistochemical stains are also available upon each individual case.

Timely results

Preliminary results will be sent to the clinical team within 24 hours after receiving a specimen. A full report will follow after reviewing immunofluorescence (IF) and electron microscopy (EM) results.