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Pathology Divisions 

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.

  • Autopsy
  • Cytopathology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Neuropathology
  • Renal Pathology
  • Research Services
  • Chemistry
  • Coagulation / Hemostasis
  • Hematology
  • Microbiology / Immunology
  • Toxicology
  • Transfusion Medicine and Blood Bank
  • Cytogenetics
  • Molecular Diagnostics

Resources for Patients and Visitors

We provide apheresis and therapeutic phlebotomy services.

Our Apheresis Unit is accredited by the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). For more information on this accreditation, visit the FACT website.

Visit Our Apheresis Webpage 

The Department of Pathology’s Cytodiagnosis Center is staffed by cytopathologists with special expertise in Fine-Needle Aspiration (FNA). It is available to clinicians who wish to refer ambulatory patients with superficial masses for FNA and evaluation by our cytopathologist. Our Center is easily located within the division of anatomic pathology at the VCU Medical Center on the 6th floor of the Gateway Building. Learn about parking at the VCU Medical Center.

Click here to visit our FNA & Cytodiagnosis Website 

We perform the quantitative CMV and HSV in CSF assays the same day as received, as long as we receive the sample by 7 AM. The turnaround times for other tests are listed in the Molecular Diagnostic Services Section of the Pathology Laboratory Services Catalog.

Click here to visit our Molecular Diagnostics website 

Our Laboratory Facilities

Anatomic Pathology Receiving Area 

Gateway Building - 6th Floor
MCV Campus 
1200 E. Marshall Street
(804) 828-9739

Clinical Pathology Receiving Area

Clinical Support Center - 6th Floor
Room 643
MCV Campus 
403 N. 13th Street

Accreditation and Licensure

Our 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
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) or 1-800-363-9234.


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