Asbestosis and Mesothelioma
Only postmortem lung investigation can deliver a definite diagnosis of Asbestosis (diffuse pulmonary fibrosis caused by the inhalation of excessive amounts of asbestos fibers) and rule out chronic interstitial pneumonia such as IPF/UIP or other pneumoconiosis cases . Our doctors are board certified and trained in pulmonary pathology. Our lab is equipped to run specific diagnostic tests such as phase-contrast microscopy to count asbestos bodies in the lung. This specialized training and equipment allows us to recognize specific pathological characteristics of asbestosis, which are centrilobular fibrosis developing at the periphery, and identify fibroblastic foci which are characteristic of chronic interstitial pneumonia.