Histopathology Department

The Histopathology Department is situated within the Pathology Laboratory at Letterkenny University Hospital. It is concerned with the diagnosis of cellular abnormalities within tissues and cells by microscopic examination and the undertaking of Post Mortem examinations.

Read or download the Histopathology User Manual.

Read the Pathology Department General User Guide

Departmental contacts

Dr. G.M. O’Dowd Consultant Pathologist 3545
Dr. K.M. Dillon Consultant Pathologist 3546
Dr. H. Gyorffy Consultant Pathologist 4469
Dr. F. Sokol Consultant Pathologist 4165
Histopathology Secretaries   3579/4468
Technical enquiries - Histopathology Chief Medical Scientist 3561/8896
Enquiries - Mortuary Senior Mortuary Technician 3572



For all enquiries regarding Histopathology reports, please ring the Histopathology Secretaries.

Routine Opening Hours

Histopathology: Monday to Friday. 9am to 5pm

Mortuary: Monday to Friday. 8am to 4.30pm

Outside these hours the Consultant “on-call” can be contacted for advice via the main switchboard at Letterkenny University Hospital (Tel: 074 9125888).

The Histopathology Department is closed at weekends and on Public Holidays.

A Post Mortem Service is available on Saturday mornings and Public Holidays after prior arrangement with the Consultant Pathologist “on-call” and Senior Mortuary Technician.

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