Houston Methodist Diagnostic Laboratories: Second Opinion Ophthalmic Pathology Tests

Please send slides (and preferably blocks or 5 unstained slides for possible immunohistochemistry), and original pathology report.

Test Request Form

Please download and fill out an HMDL Surgical & Cytology Consultations Services Form. Place the slides in adequate transport containers with protection and test request form in a padded envelop. Please be sure to provide a detailed history and any specific questions to be answered.


Pack the sample(s) with test request in a padded envelop, labeled FRAGILE.
Send regular mail, overnight by FedEx or other courier with sample tracking.

Shipping Address

Houston Methodist Diagnostic Laboratories
Central Specimen Receiving
Attention: Dr. Chevez-Barrios
6565 Fannin Street
Dunn Tower, 2nd Floor, D2-109
Houston, TX 77030
Tel: 713-441-1854

Contact information: Laboratory Client Services
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM (CST)
Phone: (713) 441-4411 or 1 (855) 522-3282 (LABDATA)
Fax: (713) 441-4412