Pathology Clinical 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. 


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:


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

Our laboratory facilities are conveniently located in downtown Richmond:

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

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.