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Neuropathology provides a Consultant led quality diagnostic service mainly to Cork University Hospital for Neurosurgery, Neurology and Specialised Ophthalmology. Outside referrals for approximately one third of the country including all of the Cork hospitals, Tralee and Bantry and referrals from Limerick and Waterford. The Department participates actively in teaching and training for undergraduates and postgraduates in a variety of specialties in Neurosciences, Histopathology and Biomedical Science.

The tests include:

  • Neurosurgical biopsies
  • Neuromuscular biopsies
  • Temporal artery biopsies
  • Specialised ophthalmic biopsies
  • CSF for Cytology and 14-3-3 protein etc.
  • Blood for anti-neuronal antibodies