Questions? Call us: 207-941-8200

Surgical Pathology

Dahl-Chase surgical pathology department handles over 80,000 specimens annually. The department is staffed by Pathology technicians and certified Pathologists' Assistants, who provide gross descriptions, handle tissue specimens, and submit samples to histology. Each specimen is assigned and labeled with a unique bar code upon receipt for tracking and verification of patient identity.

Specimen Collection:


All specimens must be labeled with the full patient name, second identifier (date of birth or medical record number), and source of the specimen.

Requisition Forms:

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday 6:30am - 6:30pm

Turnaround Time:

  • Routine biopsies - 1-2 working days
  • If special studies are required - 1-4 working days
  • If decalcification is required - 1-4 working days
  • If specimen is sent out for testing - results may take longer than 4 working days.

Surgical grossing room: (207) 941-8252
Results or to speak with a pathologist: (207) 941-8200
After hours, weekends and holidays, please call (207) 973-7000 and ask for the on-call pathologist to return your call.