Our Process

Getting a second opinion from PBP

To request a second opinion from Pacific Breast Pathology, simply follow these steps:

1. Click to download the Contract for Pathology Review Form.

2. Review, complete and sign the form and send the form to PBP

Our mailing address:
Pacific Breast Pathology
101 Calypso Shores
Novato, CA 94949

3. Contact the pathology laboratory where your breast specimen was processed and read. (It is likely that they will require you to sign a release form.)

4. Have your pathology report and materials sent to PBP. There are two ways to do this:

Choice A: Request that the pathology laboratory send the materials directly to PBP. The advantage to this option is that labs are well-equipped to package delicate glass slides safely. The disadvantage is that—because labs process many slide review send-outs daily—there is sometimes a delay.

Choice B: Send PBP your slides and accompanying pathology report yourself. This is typically the quicker option. Just be sure to the materials and packaged well and delivered safely via an overnight mail service such as UPS or FedEx. Also be sure to request a tracking number for your shipment.

5. Due to a new collaboration with a full service histology and immunohistochemistry laboratory we now accept most major insurance and credit cards. Please contact us at: info@breastpathologyconsults.com for more information or to arrange payment.

Once we have completed our consultative review of your slides and pathology report, we will promptly return the materials along with our interpretation. We will also mail or fax a copy of our consultation to any of the members of your medical team that you indicate on the contract form.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us for assistance at: info@breastpathologyconsults.com.