A quality partner in patient care. That defines our core value at Dominion Pathology Lab (DPL). Founded and directed by two pathologists in Norfolk, VA in 2002, the only independently owned pathology lab in the Hampton Roads area, DPL employs a dedicated team of board-certified pathologists with many years of experience. They provide expert analyses on biopsies as well as second opinion consultation services for unusual and challenging cases in a timely manner.

When you partner with DPL you can expect 24 hour turnaround times on routine specimens, easy accessibility to the pathologists and a personalized touch. This quality service is why physicians choose and trust Dominion Pathology Lab.

Additional Services Dominion Pathology Provides 

Client Services

Unlike many commercial laboratories, you will always hear a live voice when you call DPL. There are no buttons to push for various departments and no waiting on hold.  Our experienced front desk member handles most requests and questions immediately.  Billing inquiries and professional pathology consults are appropriately forwarded for fast resolution. Hours of operation are typical business hours of Monday through Friday.

Courier Services

DPL provides courier services in southeast Virginia.  Clients outside of the courier routes use DPL-supplied Fed Ex containers for fast and reliable specimen transport.


DPL provides complimentary biopsy bottles with appropriate medium, specimen bags, and requisition forms.


DPL provides several convenient options for quickly receiving reports. All customers can elect to receive their reports via DPL’s NovoPath online portal or have fax reports. With those clients that qualify for electronic medical records integration, DPL will be happy to provide that methodology.