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Neuropathology

CellNetix’ Neuropathologists offer a diverse range of diagnostic services, including surgical, autopsy and legal Neuropathology consultations, as well as peripheral nerve and muscle biopsy evaluations. Dr. Steven Rostad, whose expertise is highly regarded and widely sought, leads our Neuropathology sub-specialty.

90% of neuropathology cases are diagnosed and reported within 48 hours

Featured Pathologist

Steven W. Rostad, M.D.
Pathologist - Seattle
Dr. Rostad is a well-known and respected Neuropathologist, whose expertise is widely sought. He participates in the neuro-oncology and epilepsy conferences at Swedish Medical Center and has special interests in brain tumors and epilepsy, a...
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Types of Testing We Do

  • Frozen section interpretation
  • Interpretation of stereotactic needle biopsies of brain lesions
  • MGMT by PCR
  • FISH analysis including 1p/19q, PTEN and EGFR
  • Muscle histochemistry and immunohistochemistry
  • Peripheral nerve evaluation
  • Cytology evaluations, including CSF and aspiration specimens
  • Immunohistochemical evaluation of tumors, pituitary lesions, inflammatory and infections conditions
  • Immunofluorescence

Relevant Conditions

  • Brain tumors
  • Spinal cord and nerve sheath tumors
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Legal and forensic neuropathology
  • Autopsy pathology including cerebrovascular, infectious and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and progressive supranuclear palsy.