Clinical Pathology Services

Call Client Services 804-828-PATH (828-7284); 1-800-363-9234


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


We offer testing and services in:

  • Clinical Chemistry - only laboratory in the area providing the fetal lung maturity assessment; also proudly provides lipids testing that exceeds the standards of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) National Reference System for Cholesterol (NRS/CHOL).
  • Coagulation/Hemostasis - offers expert testing in the diagnosis of coagulation diseases.
  • Hematology - staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, offers expert interpretations of peripheral blood, bone marrow specimens, and lymph node biopsies.
  • Microbiology/Immunology - staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it provides full testing services in bacteriology, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, mycobacteriology, mycology, parasitology, clinical virology, flow cytometry, infectious and autoimmune disease serology.
  • Toxicology - only clinical laboratory providing clinical and forensic toxicology services at VCU Health System.
  • Transfusion Medicine - supports a busy, level one trauma center, as well as active liver, cardiac, pediatric cardiac, neonatal, bone marrow transplant and hematology/oncology programs; as well as an onsite Apheresis Unit which provides therapeutic apheresis and peripheral blood stem cell collection.

The Clinical Pathology Receiving area is located on the MCV campus in the Clinical Support Center (CSC), 403 N. 13th Street, 6th floor Room 643. 

Leadership and Contacts in Clinical Pathology:

Susan D. Roseff, MD
Susan D. Roseff, MD
Chair, Division of Clinical Pathology
Medical Director, Apheresis
Associate Director, Resident Training Program
Professor, Department of Pathology
Office: 804-828-0255
Fax: 804-828-0876

Lorin M. Bachmann, PhD, DABCC
Assistant Professor, Pathology
Co-Director of Clinical Chemistry
Associate Director, Point of Care Testing
Department of Pathology   
Office: (804) 828-6407
Fax: (804) 828-7722

Marie C. Do, MD Marie C. Do, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pathology
Office: (804) 828-0093
Fax: (804) 828-0876
Christopher D. Doern, PhD

Clinical Microbiology
Christopher D. Doern, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pathology
Associate Director, Clinical Microbiology
Office: (804) 628-0191

Betty A. Forbes, PhD
Betty A. Forbes, PhD
Director of Clinical Microbiology
Department of Pathology
Office: (804) 828-3494
Guanhua Lai, MD, PhD Guanhua Lai, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Office: (804) 828-7828
Fax: (804) 828-2812
W. Gregory Miller, PhD
W. Gregory Miller, PhD
Director of Pathology Information Systems
Director of Clinical Chemistry
Department of Pathology
Office: (804) 828-0375
Fax: (804) 828-0353
Alphonse Poklis, PhD Alphonse Poklis, PhD
Director of the Toxicology Laboratory
Professor of Pathology
Office: (804) 828-0272
Fax: (804) 828-6156

Roger S. Riley, MD, PhD
Roger S. Riley, MD, PhD
Director of Coagulation   
Department of Pathology
Office: 804-828-0338
Fax: 804-828-2812
Kimberly W. Sanford, MD
Kimberly W. Sanford, MD
Medical Director, Transfusion Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
Office: (804) 828-2745; Fax: (804) 828-0876
David S. Wilkinson, MD, PhD David S. Wilkinson, MD, PhD
Director of Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship
Professor of Pathology
Office: (804) 828-0183
Fax: (804) 828-2869