Pulmonary pathology

All in one place.

Our pathology section at Mayo Clinic represents the largest group of pulmonary pathologists in the country. We see a broad range of neoplastic and non-neoplastic thoracic cases and have access to additional testing for an in-depth workup of cases including predictive markers for lung cancer and molecular testing.

Unique pathology expertise

Mayo Clinic is the first center accredited by the PCD Foundation for the diagnosis of primary ciliary dyskinesia, a rare and debilitating lung disease. Read more about how our electron microscopy testing and expert pathologist interpretation aid in the diagnosis of this disease.


cases seen each year


sub-specialtized patholgists

Requesting a pathology consult

Our best practices enable expeditious, evidence-based results. Click here to learn more about Mayo Clinic Laboratories consultation request process.

Pathology in Focus

Marie Christine Aubry, M.D. gives an overview of the pulmonary pathology service and the benefits of testing through Mayo Clinic Laboratories.


Immunohistochemical Stains


Malignant Mesothelioma

Thymic Epithelial Tumors

Soft Tissue Tumors in Thorax

Learn more about how to order these evaluations at your institution.