Pathology is the study of the nature of disease - its cell biology and biochemistry. As a medical discipline, pathologists engage in patient care as consultants and innovators for biochemical, molecular, and cell biology tests that guide diagnostic and treatment choices. Through these roles, the UCLA Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine assists health professionals and patients in making optimal decisions based on the latest diagnostic studies, using state-of-the-art instrumentation. We integrate educational activities with our clinical service, and are active in clinical and translational research programs at UCLA.
UCLA provides walk-in services for patients requiring specimen collection, blood draws (phlebotomy), urine samples, and other laboratory services.
If you are interested in having a specific laboratory test performed, please ask your healthcare provider if the lab test is appropriate for you, and if he/she can order the lab test(s) for you.Locations
The Los Angeles Times published a front-page story that profiled Omai Garner, PhD and his leadership in bringing UCLA Health’s COVID-19 testing in-house.
Alyssa Ziman, MD and Omai Garner, PhD speak with ASCP CEO Dr. E. Blair Holladay about how clinical laboratories have stepped up during this extremely challenging time.