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0Accredited by the College of American Pathologists and licensed by the New York State Department of Health, Richmond University Medical Center’s Department of Pathology Research Lab combines innovative, medically proven techniques with the most modern, state-of-the-art technology to provide the most comprehensive and accurate diagnoses of tissue specimens. A critical part of a patient’s course of care, the lab’s determinations guide a physician so they can develop and provide the most effective plan of treatment possible.

Our lab features the latest cassette printers, embedding stations, tissue processors, crystostat, and auto-stainers enabling our experienced team of licensed and registered technicians, phlebotomists, and pathologists to process surgical and biopsy specimens in a clean, safe, and quality controlled environment.  The staff of our Department of Pathology works closely with all our departments at Richmond University Medical Center in the collection, analysis and diagnosis of all infectious and non-infectious disease specimens.

Our Department of Pathology Research Lab is also home to our blood bank, which is accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks, as well as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Our Lab Specializes in

  • Anatomic pathology
  • Autopsy services
  • Blood banking
  • Coagulation
  • DNA testing
  • Histology
  • Immunology
  • Non-GYN cytology
  • Routine chemistry, hematology and microbiology services
  • Stat services
  • Therapeutic phlebotomy
  • Transcription services
  • Urinalysis

For Additional Information

For more information about our pathology lab services, contact our Department of Pathology at


Meet the Team

Svetoslav Bardarov MDSvetsolav Bardarov, MD
Chair, Dpt. of Clinical Laboratories
Helen Sun MD
Helen Sun, MD 
Chief of Surgical Pathology
Hua Zhong MD
Hua Zhong, MD 
Clinical Laboratory Director
Ann Marie BrownAnn Marie Brown 
Administrative Director

Chang Hui
Chang Hui
Pathology Lab Supervisor
Supriya Gudla
Supriya Gudla
Hematology Supervisor

Lynda Krynock
Linda Kraynock 
Chemistry Supervisor

Virginia Kopetz
Virginia Kopetz
Microbiology Supervisor
Sally Pui-Nip
Sally Piu-Nip
Blood Bank Supervisor


Selected Publications

Chembio DPP COVID-19 IgM/IgG Serological Testing: Laboratory Validation, Guidelines 7 and Recommendations 8

Svetoslav S Bardarov MD1, Jeffrey Cesare1, Harry Kopolovich MD1, Philip Otterbeck MD1, 9 Marianne LaBarbera MD FAAFP1, Jay Nfonoyim MD FACP1, Richard J. Salhany MBA, 10 Francesco Rotatori MD1, Ginny Mantello MD2

Unique presentation of occult breast cancer with uterine cervix metastasis.

Cimpeanu E, Ahmed J, Tricorico G, Bardarov S, Shulimovich M, Lakhi N.

Clin Case Rep. 2019 Jul 10; 7(8):1573-1576. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.2306. eCollection 2019 Aug.

PMID: 31428394

Significance of pigmented urothelial and non-urothelial cells in voided urine specimens: A case report and review

Kagan JA, Wu S, Bardarov S.

J Cytol. 2017 Apr-Jun; 34(2):101-103. doi: 10.4103/0970-9371.203578.

Adult rhabdomyosarcoma of the maxillary sinus with orbital extension

Parikh D, Spindle J, Linden C, Bardarov S, Shinder R.

Orbit. 2014 Aug; 33(4):302-4. doi: 10.3109/01676830.2014.902480. Epub 2014 May 15.

Case report of undifferentiated endometrial stroma sarcoma in association with osteoclast-like giant cells

Bardarov S, Khachaturov V, Patel K and Jimenez E.

Patholog Res Int. 2011 Mar 30; 2011:629840.

Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Metastatic Malignant Melanoma Resembling a Malignant Peripheral Sheath Tumor

Bardarov S, Michael C, Lucas D, Pang J, Pu R.

Diagn Cyto pathol. 2008 Oct; 36(10):754-7.

Origins of highly mosaic mycobacteriophage genomes

Pedulla ML, Ford ME, Houtz JM, Karthikeyan T, Wadsworth C, Lewis JA, Jacobs-Sera D, Falbo J, Gross J, Pannunzio NR, Brucker W, Kumar V, Kandasamy J, Keenan L, Bardarov S, Kriakov J, Lawrence JG, Jacobs WR Jr, Hendrix RW, Hatfull GF.

Cell. 2003 Apr 18; 113(2):171-82.