Anatomic Pathology Services
Pathology is the study of the nature of disease. 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.
The Pathology Laboratory provides a full range of pediatric pathology diagnostic services including pediatric surgical pathology, pediatric autopsy, and pediatric cytopathology.
Clinical Laboratory Services
Laboratory Medicine is the study of chemical and cellular diagnosis and management of illness. The Clinical Laboratory provides a full range of pediatric pathology diagnostic services in surgical pathology, postmortem examination, and clinical laboratory consultation. Children's Pathology Lab is a state of the art facility directly integrated with electronic medical records.
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:
- Clinical pathology consultation
- Bone marrow testing—HLA services
- Chemistry and special chemistry
- Coagulation and special coagulation
- Flow cytometry
- Hematology and specialhematology
- Point-of-care testing
- Transfusion service
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 Association (FDA) for Blood Bank.