Skeletal & Soft Tissue 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 to Friday, 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Skeletal and soft tissue pathology is the study of bone, skeletal muscle, and soft tissue disorders including degenerative, inflammatory, neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions. Tumors of bone and soft tissues, including sarcomas, are relatively rare and complete evaluation requires both expertise and use of modern techniques. Biopsies as well as complete resections are examined with special emphasis on correlation with therapy and use of predictive markers.  The service offers state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, including molecular diagnostics, cytopathology, immuno-cytochemistry, electron microscopy, flow cytometry, and cytogenetics.


  • Cytogenetics
  • Electron microscopy
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Correlation of skeletal pathology with available imaging studies
  • Fluorescent in-situ hybridization (FISH) for selected common translocations
  • Expert interpretation of microscopic pathology, including core needle biopsies, open biopsies and excisions