The Department of Pathology offers a complete range of laboratory testing services in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, and molecular diagnostics. We are equipped to provide the highest level of support to health care providers through leading-edge technologies, quality assurance measurements, and laboratory management programs. 

For more information and to order testing contact the Client Services helpline at 804-828-PATH (828-7284); 1-800-363-9234. More detailed information is available on the following web pages:


Accreditation and Licensure

The VCUHS clinical laboratories are certified by the Federal Government under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) of 1988, and are fully accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), and registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA):

  • CLIA # 49D0226653
  • CAP#13686-01
  • Blood Bank: AABB #3313; FDA #1171788
  • Molecular Diagnostics: Certification of Compliance with Technical Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (TWGDAM)
  • DAB Guidelines for Forensic Laboratories from the National Forensic Society Technology Center (NFSTC)

For printed copies contact Client Services at (804) 828-PATH (828-7284); 1-800-363-9234.


The Department supports the education of medical laboratory professionals by providing a Scholarship Program for senior undergraduate students in the VCUHS School of Allied Health Professionals, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Please visit our Medical Laboratory Professionals website.