Cytopathology - Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

The Cytopathology Laboratory is a section of Anatomical Pathology and is situated in the Mackenzie Building at the Victoria General Hospital site of Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA). We process two thirds of the province’s Pap tests and work closely with the Cervical Cancer Prevention Program of Cancer Care Nova Scotia.

We also process a large number of non-gynecological specimens, as well as male fertility specimens. We train anatomical and general pathology residents in Cytopathology and are involved in the training of cytotechnologists from Diagnostic Cytology at the Dalhousie School of Health Sciences. Our staff include a number of cytopathologists, cytotechnologists, a technical supervisor and a medical section head.

Contact Information

Cytology Results - Lab Reporting
Tel: 902-473-2266

Emily R. Filter M.D., FRCPC, DRCPSC (Cytopathology)
Section Head, Cytopathology
Mackenzie Building, Room 723
5788 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 1V8
Tel: 902-473-6895
emily.filter@nshealth.ca

Heather MacIntyre, Supervisor, Cytopathology
Mackenzie Building
5788 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 1V8
Tel: 902-473-8408
heather.macintyre@nshealth.ca