Clinical Laboratory & Blood Draw Lab

The pathology team at the Clinical Laboratory helps diagnose, treat, and monitor illnesses by studying the body's blood, fluids, tissues, and other samples. Accurate diagnoses for any condition depend on the level of expertise of pathologists and clinical laboratory scientists. By offering advanced laboratory services onsite, we're able to administer specialized diagnostic tests and promptly provide detailed information about your child's condition. Seventy percent of all healthcare decisions are based on lab results, so it is crucial to have confidence in the lab you choose for your children. You can trust the experience and skill of our board-certified pathologists and clinical laboratory scientists. We specialize in children, babies, and teens so you can be confident that our team will work with you to meet the special needs of your child.

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Find information on our laboratory tests including ordering, specimen requirements, results and requisitions.

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland's Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine serves the Children's Hospital in Oakland, the clinics, primary care network physicians, researchers, as well as many hospitals, physicians, and patients throughout Northern California and the West.

Blood Draw & Specimen Collection


  1. All patients must first register prior to receiving a blood draw.
  2. Patients coming directly from a clinic visit should proceed directly to the Draw Station and can bypass the Registration Station


Mon - Fri , 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

  1. Registration - 1st Floor Outpatient Center
  2. Draw Services - 1st Floor Outpatient Center

After Hours, Weekends & Holidays

Sat, Sun, & Holidays, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  1. Registration - 1st Floor Main Hospital
  2. Draw Services - 1st Floor Outpatient Center 


For more information, contact Laboratory Operations:
  • Phone: (510) 428-3579

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 laboratories are a critical component of health care. Laboratory testing plays a key role in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of pediatric conditions. 

Using sophisticated biomedical instrumentation and technology our medical laboratory science professionals perform laboratory testing on blood and body fluids to generate accurate data that are needed to aid in detecting cancer, heart attacks, diabetes, and identification of bacteria or viruses that cause infections.

Because we primarily treat children, our phlebotomists 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 (Blood Lab)
  • Chemistry and Toxicology
  • Hematology
  • Urinalysis
  • Coagulation
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Transfusion Services
  • Point of Care Testing
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Hemoglobinopathy
  • 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 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for transfusion services.