VCU Health Medical Laboratory Professions

As a Medical Laboratory Professional you are a valuable and highly skilled member of a professional team living these challenges every day. 

You have the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including hospital laboratories, business organizations, and research universities. 

In hospitals you may practice transfusion medicine, chemistry, histology, hematology, immunology, microbiology, cytology, toxicology, including forensic toxicology or molecular diagnostics. At a Carnegie Research University like Virginia Commonwealth University you may play an active role in cancer or genetics research. 

The doors to your advancement are wide open all along your career path through completion of higher education programs and professional certifications. As an experienced laboratorian you may specialize in drug testing, therapeutic drug monitoring and biogenetics. Or, you may explore the immune system, cell marker technology, and bioengineering. 

Whatever your interest, your quest is obtainable through your VCUH medical laboratory career. We offer the Pathology Clinical Laboratory Sciences Scholarship Program to provide financial assistance to senior undergraduate students in the VCU School of Allied Health Professionals, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences.


Education and Training 

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Allied Health Professions
Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences


Lab Test Information 

Lab Tests Online--clinical lab testing resource developed by laboratory professionals 

VCU Department of Pathology Laboratory Services Catalog


Recruitment Video

A Life Saved: Laboratory Professionals Make a Difference