Our unit studies tissue and neuropathological samples and performs autopsies.
The administration of pathology is also located in the unit.
Enquiries about sample studies should be directed to the hospital unit where the sample has been taken or where the patient has deceased.
The results of the autopsy are delivered to the next of kin by the doctor who last treated the patient, and he/she also compiles the death certificate and gives the permission of burial. If the cause of death was not natural (accident, homicide, suicide, occupational disease, war), the police may order a forensic post-mortem examination and autopsy, which are performed by the forensic medical practitioners of THL (National Institute for Health and Welfare), who also compile the death certificate www.thl.fi
Patients who are giving samples are admitted to the hospital or other health care units usually by referral, but some urgent patients are admitted without a referral via the emergency room.
Our quality system is based on accreditation standards according to EN ISO 15189 and ISO/IEC 17025.
As a teaching hospital, our unit incorporates bachelors of medicine and students of nursing work in practical internship. As a university hospital, we participate in medical and nursing research of our speciality.
People in charge:
Head of Section, head physician Markku Kallajoki, tel. 02 3131680
Head physician, professor Ilmo Leivo, tel. 02
Director of nursing Benita Paloheinä, tel. 02
Administrative head specialist Heikki Aho, tel.
02 313 1669
Administrative head nurse Sirpa Ståhle, tel. 02