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.



Gerne möchten wir Sie informieren, dass wir ab 1. September 2023 einen Extra-Kurierdienst für die Schnellschnitte der Klinik Hirslanden (Standort Witellikerstrasse) anbieten. Der Motorrad-Kurier wird die Proben innert kürzester Zeit in unser Schnellschnittlabor an der Forchstrasse 291 bringen (600 Meter/3 Minuten).

Wir bitten Sie, die Schnellschnitte möglichst frühzeitig beim Sekretariat anzumelden unter:

044 269 99 04 (auch intraoperativ gültig)

Gerne bieten wir die Schnellschnitt-Untersuchungen auch am Samstag an, dies nur bei Voranmeldung bis Freitag 16:00 Uhr.


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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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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Pathologie Team - medica

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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