Molecular Pathology Laboratory

The primary mission of the Molecular Pathology Laboratory at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine is to provide the best clinical molecular diagnostic services for the clinicians and pathologists providing care to patients at NewYork-Presbyterian. Since its inception, this laboratory has been developing and performing state-of-the-art molecular-based tests to aid in the diagnosis and management of infectious disease, genetic disorders, solid tumor malignancies and monitoring transplant, working closely with clinicians, pathologists and health care professionals. The laboratory is directed by Hanna Rennert, PhD, FACMG, with ten staff members (a PhD technical specialist, supervisor and laboratory technologists). The laboratory is CLIA-certified and accredited by New York State Department of Health and the College of American Pathologists.

Molecular Pathology Lab

The Molecular Pathology Laboratory

Test Menu

Oncology Test Menu:

  • Rapid EGFR mutation analysis
  • Microsatellite instability (MSI) analysis
  • MGMT promoter methylation analysis
  • Circulating Tumor DNA – Lung by NGS (cell free DNA) testing

Genetic Test Menu:

  • Thrombophilia (Factor V Leiden and Prothrombin) mutation analysis
  • Hydatidiform Mole Genotyping

Transplant Test Menu:

  • Bone marrow engraftment (BME) analysis (Chimerism Testing)

Infectious Disease Test Menu:

  • Human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1) viral load
  • Human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1) genotyping for drug resistance (NRTI, NNRTI and PI mutations)
  • Hepatitis C (HCV) viral load
  • Hepatitis B (HBV) viral load
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) viral load
  • Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) viral load
  • Human herpes virus 6 (HHV-6 A and B) viral load
  • BK virus (BKV) viral load
  • Adenovirus (AdV) viral load
  • Toxoplasma gondii parasite load
  • SARS-CoV-2 PCR
  • Respiratory panel (QIA-stat DX)
  • Orthopox (non-variola)/monkeypox PCR 

Detailed testing information for the Molecular Path tests is available on the NYP Infornet.

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 1300 York Avenue New York, NY 10065 Phone: (212) 746-6464
Surgical Pathology: (212) 746-2700