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Translational Pathology Core Laboratory | TPCL


The Translational Pathology Core Laboratory (TPCL) is a research facility in the UCLA Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and a UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Shared Facility.  Since 1996, the TPCL has provided an array of pathology-related services in support of basic, translational and clinical research at UCLA.  Our mission is to provide the highest quality pathology services in an efficient and cost-effective manner.  The TPCL also provides expert consultative services to investigators in pathology-related study design, tissue selection, microscopic interpretation, immunohistochemistry/in situ hybridization, laser capture microdissection, digital image analysis, and IRB-related tissue questions. 


  • Tissue procurement, storage and provision
  • Histology-related services
  • Immunohistochemistry (IHC)
  • In situ hybridization (ISH)
  • Digital imaging and image analysis
  • Laser capture microdissection (LCM)
  • Pathology consultative services
  • Advice on research protocols, safety issues, and IRB application

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