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Our Services

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. 

Anatomic and Surgical Pathology Services

  • Autopsy
  • Cytopathology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Neuropathology
  • Renal Pathology
  • Research Services

Clinical Pathology Services

  • Chemistry
  • Coagulation / Hemostasis
  • Hematology
  • Microbiology / Immunology
  • Toxicology
  • Transfusion Medicine and Blood Bank

Molecular Diagnostics Services

  • Cytogenetics
  • Molecular Diagnostics

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.