Renal Pathology

Cells under a microscope

Contact Information


UCLA Pathology Outreach Client Services
10833 Le Conte Ave, A3-259 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: 310-267-2680  | Email
Fax: 310-267-2685
  • New client account activation
  • Requisitions and supplies
  • Specimen requirements and transport
  • Report status and results
  • Arrange consult with pathologist assigned to case
  • Billing inquiries and assistance

Specimen delivery address:

UCLA Pathology Outreach
Specimen Receiving
10833 Le Conte Ave, A3-240 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

The department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at UCLA examines approximately 1000 renal biopsies per year. We provide expert academic renal pathology consultations using state-of-the-art diagnostics on native and transplant kidney biopsies for adult and pediatric patients to local, regional and national clients. UCLA pathologists are experts in interpreting nephrectomy specimens and evaluating post-transplantation complications, including lymphoproliferative disorders and viral infections.

Biopsy results:

  • Same-day, weekend and holiday preliminary result; STAT light microscopy service available
  • Results are called to the referring physician for light microscopic and immunofluorescence analysis within 24 hours of biopsy receipt (Immunofluorescence results are not available on weekends and holidays)
  • Electron microscopy are results available within three business days after sample receipt
  • Extensive clinicopathologic correlation and timely communication with referring physicians
  • Online biopsy review with nephrologist via secure, encrypted Web-Ex connection upon request
  • Comprehensive reports incorporating the diagnosis with clinical/laboratory information and biopsy images
  • Periodic interactive teleconferences may be scheduled upon request

Services:

  • Secondary opinion/consultation case review
  • Electron Microscopy -‘technical only’ processing is available

Convenient specimen submission:

  • Renal biopsy collection kit with preservative containers and detailed specimen requirements is provided
  • Contact Client Services for additional details

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