Pathologie Zentrum Zürich

Pathologie Zentrum Zürich (Institut für klinische Pathologie medica und Pathologie Dr. Noll AG) is one of the leading pathology institutions in Switzerland and performs morphological investigations on tissue and cell samples from all organ systems. Our team covers the entire spectrum of pathology and meets the highest diagnostic standards with the help of cutting-edge processes. We work in accordance with current, certified and quality-assured standards and are well connected with colleagues from a host of other disciplines through our participation in tumour boards and our cooperation with clinical institutions.

  • Our pathologists regularly take part in a range of interdisciplinary tumour boards and,
  • as part of our cooperation with various organ centres, we frequently participate in quality circles too.
  • Our pathology team is happy to provide consultations and second opinions.


In order to provide excellent patient care, we strive to process samples and return results as quickly as we can. The processing time for the histological examination of biopsies is 12-24 hours, depending on when samples are submitted; for larger surgical specimens it is 2-3 working days; for cytology findings it is generally 12-24 hours, with rapid results available within 2 hours; and for molecular pathological analyses the processing time is 3-6 working days.



Dear customers

We have reorganized our sample collection, which should help you receive our results more quickly.

From October 23rd, 2023 there will be four different colors of sample bags:

  • Yellow bag for cytological samples (gynecological and extragenital cytology)
  • Purple bag for histological samples
  • Red bag for hematopathology samples (e.g. bone marrow)
  • White bag for samples for laboratory medicine


We kindly ask you to follow the above subdivision of samples.

We would like to inform you that we will be offering an extra courier service for rapid section assessments at the Hirslanden Clinic (location: Witellikerstrasse) from September 1, 2023. The motorcycle courier will bring the samples to our rapid section assessments laboratory at Forchstrasse 291 within the shortest possible time (600 meters/3 minutes).

We kindly ask you to register the rapid section assessments as early as possible at the secretariat under:

044 269 99 04 (also valid intraoperatively)

We are also happy to offer rapid section assessments examinations on Saturdays, but only if you register in advance by 4:00 p.m. on Friday.


Our investigations cover the entire spectrum of the conventional pathological assessment of tissue samples (including rapid sections, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence).


We offer non-gynaecological (exfoliative) and gynaecological cytology and run a puncture outpatient clinic where we perform ultrasound-guided fine-needle puncture procedures.

Molecular pathology

We investigate genetic alterations in neoplastic lesions using NGS, Sanger sequencing, clonality analyses, microsatellite instability analysis and FISH.




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We are delighted that you are interested in working with our institution.

Please complete a new customer request form and we will get back to you as soon as possible..


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Schnellschnitt Pathologie

Rapid section assessments

Rapid sections for assessment make it possible to diagnose tumours intraoperatively and analyse surgical incision margins.


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Puncture outpatient clinic

In our state-of-the-art puncture outpatient clinic, we perform ultrasound-guided fine-needle puncture procedures.


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Obtaining your results

You are free to choose how you would like to receive your results – by fax, post, e-mail, online or directly through your practice software.


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Our Team

Our 19-strong team of experienced specialist doctors covers the entire spectrum of pathology and meets the highest diagnostic standards with the help of cutting-edge processes.

Please do not hesitate to call us if you have specific questions you would like answered (including consultations as second opinions or expert opinions). We would be happy to provide you with the necessary information.


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Request forms

The individualized order forms are read in by us using a scanner.



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Material order

At medica Ärztebedarf you will find a selected range of equipment and reagents as well as convincing services.


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Certified and quality assured standards

The Pathology Center Zurich stands for high-quality laboratory analysis.

Our laboratory is certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management and 14001:2015 Environmental Management. In addition, we are also recognised as a category C SIWF advanced training centre for pathology and category A centre for cytology and molecular pathology.


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Our Pathology is an SIWF certified continuing education center.

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