Anatomic Pathology Services
Pathology is the study of the nature of disease. The Anatomic Pathology Laboratory provides a full range of pediatric pathology diagnostic services including pediatric surgical pathology, pediatric autopsy, and pediatric cytopathology. Pathologists at Children's Hospital are both investigative researchers looking for the origins of disease and integral members of the patient care team consulting with physicians on biochemical, molecular, and cell biology tests that guide diagnostic choices and treatment strategies.
Clinical Laboratory Services
Clinical Laboratory Science, also called Medical Technology provides laboratory information and services needed for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Clinical laboratory scientists perform a variety of laboratory tests, ensure the quality of the test results, explain the significance of laboratory tests, evaluate new methods and study the effectiveness of laboratory tests..
Because we only treat children, phlebotomists at Children's Hospital Oakland's Clinical Laboratory are experts at drawing blood and collecting samples from infants and children using microtechniques to minimize the amount of blood drawn.
The Clinical Laboratory provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient laboratory testing services:
- Specialized Pediatric Phlebotomy Services
- Chemistry and Toxicology
- Transfusion Services
- Point of Care Testing
- Molecular Diagnostics
- Molecular Genetics
- Bone marrow testing—HLA/Immunogenetics Services
- Specialized Send-out Testing
- Clinical Pathology Consultation
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is fully accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and licensed by the State of California, the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA), and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for transfusion services.