Institute of Pathology and Molecular Pathology

Emergency 24h

We cover the entire range of morphological diagnoses (analysis of tissue samples). We are also responsible for training and further education in the field of pathology. The institute consists of the departments histopathology/autopsy, cytopathology, pedopathology, in-situ techniques and diagnostic molecular pathology. Clinically oriented research with molecular methods constitutes a key focus of our institute.

Institute of Pathology and Molecular Pathology

University Hospital Zurich
Schmelzbergstrasse 12
8091 Zurich
Tel. +41 44 255 25 00

Laboratories and services

Our services include morphologic (macroscopic, histological, cytological, electron microscopic), histochemical, immune-histochemical, biochemical and molecular-biological examinations of all organs.

There are several laboratories for histological and cytological as well as for special investigations. In the department is a patient ambulatory for fine needle puncture. The optinal asservation of the services immediate processing and evaluation ensure highest quality.

Methods in general

  • Histological stainings and special stainings
  • Immune histochemistry, immune fluorescence, enzyme histochemistry
  • Molecular Pathology: PCR, In-situ hybridisation, FISH, Southern Blot, NGS (Next-Generation Sequencing)
  • Molecular Tumor Profiling
  • Electron microscopy

Holger Moch, Prof. Dr. med.

Director CCCZ Transversal Research Programs, Comprehensive Cancer Center Zurich
Director, Institute of Pathology and Molecular Pathology

For patients

Tel. +41 44 255 25 00

For international patients

International Office
Rämistrasse 100
8091 Zurich

Tel. +41 44 255 54 54

For referrals

Universtity Hospital Zurich
Institute of Pathology and Molecular Pathology
Schmelzbergstrasse 12
8091 Zurich

Tel. +41 44 255 25 00