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Perinatal and Obstetrical Pathology Consultation Services

The Division of Perinatal and Obstetrical Pathology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center offers comprehensive second opinion and consultation services by our expert pathologists, including:

  • Evaluation of placental and fetal specimens (up to 24 weeks of gestation).
  • Assessment of previous and current specimens in recurrent or unexplained reproductive failure.
  • Evaluation of gross and microscopic examination with maternal history, prenatal ultrasound, cytogenetic studies, microbiologic studies, and radiologic studies.
  • Analysis of complex placental lesions resulting in pregnancy loss, fetal growth restriction (IUGR), and adverse perinatal outcome, including recommendations for further testing.
  • Evaluation of placental pathology associated with maternal diseases such as preeclampsia, coagulopathies, autoimmune disorders, and diabetes.
  • Evaluation of placental pathology associated with fetal or neonatal disorders, such as ascending or congenital infections and congenital anomalies.
  • Testing includes immunohistochemistry as appropriate.
  • Telephone consultation is available, and diagnostic reports are sent by fax in a timely fashion.

Our services may be requested by patients and obstetrician/gynecologists, in addition to other pathologists.

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Perinatal and Obstetrical Pathology Consultation Services

The Division of Perinatal and Obstetrical Pathology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center offers comprehensive second opinion and consultation services by our expert pathologists, including:

  • Evaluation of placental and fetal specimens (up to 24 weeks of gestation).
  • Assessment of previous and current specimens in recurrent or unexplained reproductive failure.
  • Evaluation of gross and microscopic examination with maternal history, prenatal ultrasound, cytogenetic studies, microbiologic studies, and radiologic studies.
  • Analysis of complex placental lesions resulting in pregnancy loss, fetal growth restriction (IUGR), and adverse perinatal outcome, including recommendations for further testing.
  • Evaluation of placental pathology associated with maternal diseases such as preeclampsia, coagulopathies, autoimmune disorders, and diabetes.
  • Evaluation of placental pathology associated with fetal or neonatal disorders, such as ascending or congenital infections and congenital anomalies.
  • Testing includes immunohistochemistry as appropriate.
  • Telephone consultation is available, and diagnostic reports are sent by fax in a timely fashion.

Our services may be requested by patients and obstetrician/gynecologists, in addition to other pathologists.

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WCMC Pathology

General Contact

Rebecca Baergen, MD
Chief, Obstetrical and Perinatal Pathology
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
WCMC-NYPH
525 East 68th Street, ST-1037
New York, NY 10065
Tel: 212-746-2700
Fax: 212-746-8624
rbaergen@med.cornell.edu

Billing and insurance information

The staff of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center welcomes your billing inquiries. If you have any questions about billing, please contact us:

Billing inquiries: (212) 746-6445
Toll-free: 800-551-0670, ext. 7466445
Fax: (212) 746-3856

We participate with most insurance carriers and bill the carrier directly, which results in little or no cost to the patient. However, the patient is responsible for deductibles and co-pays.

Please contact us if a patient does not have an insurance carrier on our list of accepted insurance carriers prior to sending the case to us.

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