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UCLA Pathology & Laboratory Medicine




Contact Information

Location & General Inquiries
10833 Le Conte Ave., A3-231Q CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: (310) 825-6007
Fax: (310) 206-8108 | Email 

Section Chief
Jian Yu Rao, MD
Phone: (310) 825-6007 | Email

Pathology  Requests & Reports
Phone: (310) 825-8947 (UCLA)
Phone: (310) 267-2680 (outside UCLA) 

Tissue Procurement and Banking Services (TPCL)
Phone: (310) 825-1717

Education Coordinator
Annetta Pierro
Phone: (310) 825-5719 | Email 

The Division of Cytology offers a comprehensive cytodiagnostic, screening and consultative service, including examination of gynecologic, non-gynecologic, and fine needle aspiration specimens. The Cytology service reviews approximately 38,000 cases per year. The division has an outstanding quality assurance program that consists of evaluating all current surgical pathology specimens with corresponding cytology specimens to enhance patient care. The Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) service includes both samples collected from superficial nodules and from deep nodules. Immediate adequacy assessment is performed as requested.  The Fine Needle Aspiration Pathology can be contacted by calling the UCLA page operator (310-825-6301) and requesting pager number 93907.


  • Fine needle aspirations
  • Adjunct tests for urine cytology including UroVysion and ImmunoCyt 



  • Fine needle aspiration of tumors
  • Dysplasia



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