The Division of Clinical Pathology offers a diverse menu of laboratory testing services.  Our laboratories are well equipped to provide the highest level of support to health care providers and researchers through leading-edge technologies, quality assurance measurements, and laboratory management programs. 

We are dedicated to facilitating the research of VCU faculty and the community who require use of our state-of-the-art equipment, staff and our faculty.  Any researcher wishing to use Clinical Pathology facilities should contact the CPRS Coordinator at (804) 628-5764.

We look forward to working with you!

To provide convenient access to a high quality CAP & CLIA certified clinical laboratory offering onsite laboratory testing and centralized specimen processing services.

To provide laboratory services that support industry-sponsored, investigator-initiated and independent research at the VCU Medical Center.

There are numerous clinical laboratories within the Clinical Pathology department, including: Hematology, Coagulation, Microbiology, Immunology, Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology, and Transfusion Medicine.

We are certified by the Federal Government under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA), and are fully accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the American Association of Blood Banks.

Our Pathology Laboratory Services Catalog is easily accessible online.

Why should investigators utilize Clinical Pathology for their testing needs?

  • Convenient access to 24hr/day specimen processing and testing
  • Improved Turn-Around Time for testing and results
  • Results available by secure EHR systems, auto-fax or campus mail
  • Competitive pricing based on volume
  • Critical value notification
  • Consultation services by board-certified pathologists and laboratory directors
  • Faculty support with investigator or sponsor-specific protocol development
  • Customized billing to the VCU department or pharmaceutical sponsor
  • Utilization reporting and data management upon request

Request Services

Successful implementation of research protocols is dependent on involving the Department of Pathology early in the planning process.  We assist researchers needing use of our facilities, technology and/or professional expertise.  The CPRS coordinator will provide logistical planning and protocol set-up for all your clinical pathology services.

A Study Intake Form is required for all new clinical research studies that utilize VCU Health patients, facilities, resources, services, and/or data. The purpose of the form is to consolidate the various start-up forms/processes within VCU Health and its ancillaries into one flow to make it easier and more efficient to initiate a study within VCU Health. The form provides the required information to initiate:

Getting Started:

  1. Study Intake Form guidelines 

  2. Submit a Request to VCU Health System for an Initial/New Study, Amendment, Grant/Proposal Estimate and Retrospective Chart Review: