Chemistry & Immunoassay
Hours: Daily, 24 hours
RRUCLA-MC, Room B403
Toxicology & Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
CHS, Room AL-206
310-267-8120 | Email
Lavita Boyd (310)267-8189 | Email
Nathan Okawa (310)267-8105
Kavita Aggarwal (310) 267-8124
The UCLA Clinical Laboratory offers a comprehensive range of chemistry-based testing for diagnostic, prognostic, and disease monitoring purposes. The most common automated tests are performed in each of the affiliated hospitals, with a rigorous standardization and quality control program to assure comparability of results. Other testing is performed at the Westwood location. For stat and high throughput testing, we have implemented a fully automated system for sample processing and analysis for improved turn around times and reduced errors. Consultative/interpretive reports by faculty are provided for thyroid function screening cascade, monoclonal gammopathy analyses (protein electrophoresis), and hemoglobinopathy screening.
Dr. Song will serve as the laboratory director of Special Chemistry with oversight of testing in Biochemical Nutrition (Vitamins A, D and E; Hemoglobin A1C, Sweat Chloride), Therapeutic/Immunosuppressant Drug Monitoring and Toxicology. In addition, she will continue in her responsibilities as Director of residency and fellowship training in clinical chemistry.
Additionally, Dr. Lu Song's responsibilities as laboratory director will include oversight of Chemistry Core/Automated Testing Laboratories at Ronald Reagan, Santa Monica and BURL.