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Our Mission

To serve patients, health care providers, research scientists, scholars, and society by providing excellence and innovation in diagnostic services and educational resources in a respectful, professional and culturally diverse atmosphere.

Our Vision

To become a preeminent leader in academic anatomic and clinical pathology while translating basic science discovery to improved clinical care.

Private Autopsies


  1. Next of kin must fill out and sign “Authorization for Autopsy” and “Next of Kin Verification” Forms. These forms must be witnessed.

  2. A cashier’s check must accompany the body. It is to be paid to “University Medical Associates”. To pay by credit card, please contact the departmental business office at (843) 792-2872.

  3. Send any available medical records with the body if you request physician review of these records (see Fee Schedule).

  4. Include your phone number, fax number, and mailing address.

  5. If a copy of the final report is to be sent to anyone other than the next of kin, the next of kin must complete a “Release of Information” form.


The following forms are available. Click on the form name to download the appropriate forms. Adobe Acrobat (or other PDF viewer) is required to view the forms.

  1. Private Autopsy Instructions

  2. Authorization for Autopsy

  3. Next of Kin verification

  4. Information requested

  5. Release of Information

  6. Price List

Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. Neuropathology Laboratory (Brain Bank)

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Chairman Dr. Steven L. Carroll
Message from the Chairman


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