Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of the most comprehensive pediatric pathology programs in the nation. The department offers some of the most sophisticated methods available for evaluating the full range of patient specimens, including blood and other fluids, tissue biopsies, surgical resections and other samples.
According to the College of American Pathologists, 70 percent of all clinical decisions, from diagnosis to therapy and prognosis, depend on the expertise of the pathologists and clinical laboratory scientists providing the lab results. Our skilled, Board-certified pathologists and laboratorians are internationally recognized for their subspecialty expertise and maintain active professional consultation and outreach program services. The division of PLM is composed of three divisions:
Programs and Services
CHLA Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers three educational opportunities for current laboratory and medical students. More information on our fellowship and training opportunities can be found below.
The College of American Pathologists (CAP)
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)
American Association of Blood Banks (AABB)
Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT)
American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI)