The Anatomical Pathology Department at the University Hospital of Bellvitge is responsible for the Anatomic Pathology studies of the souther area of Hospitalet de Llobregat and El Prat de Llobregat.
It offers a full portfolio of services, with studies of biopsies and samples, cytologies and autopsies, along with a wide range of special, immunohistochemistry and molecular techniques. It also performs cytohaematology and flow cytometry techniques in haematology diseases. It takes part in external quality controls with an extremely high score. Since 2022, the Service has been immersed in the Digipatics project, which is a project to digitize all samples by initiating the use of artificial intelligence tools. The healthcare activity data for the year 2022 is 39,010 studies of biopsies and surgical specimens, 26,257 cytology tests, 69 autopsies, 23,989 molecular techniques and 59,667 immunohistochemistry technique.
The department has recently received the ISO 15189 certificate for laboratories. It is certified for Anatomical Pathology Residency training, and has a Cytology School that provides specific training for Anatomical Pathology and Cytology graduate technicians to provide them with skills to work as a cytotechnician.