Assistant Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Dr. Lu Song is the Associate Director for Clinical Chemistry at UCLA Medical Center since joining the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UCLA School of Medicine in 2012. She is board certified by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC), and has broad experience in managing and directing clinical laboratories, consulting clinicians regarding test utilization and result interpretation, and developing new assays. Dr. Song obtained her B.S. in analytical chemistry from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1982, and her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from University of Washington in 1989. She completed postdoctoral training in cell and molecular biology at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in 1991, and clinical chemistry training at the Mayo Clinic in 1998. Dr. Song has held technical director positions in both hospital and reference clinical laboratories. In the six years before joining the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UCLA School of Medicine, Dr. Song was a scientific director for the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Immunoassay at Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute in Chantilly, Virginia. Her research activities are focused on clinical utilization of biomarkers in the detection and/or monitoring of heart disease, cancer, endocrine disorders and other diseases.
Song L, Kelly KA, and Butch AW. Monoclonal and Polyclonal Immunoglobulin Interference in a Conjugated Bilirubin Assay. Accepted by the Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2013.
Song L, Furlanetto R, Lara M, Carr M, Sisco K, and Willeford S. Comparison of two free T4 immunoassays with a direct dialysis method. Clin Chem. 2011; 57(10): A189.
Song L, Mistry TN, and Cross B. Laboratory detection of a nonsecretory multiple myeloma using free light chain assay and anti-free light chain immunofixation electrophoresis. Clin Chem 2010; 56(S6): A193.
Song L, Dlott J, Haley C, Gould N, Chou P, and Sahud M. Performance characteristics of serotonin release assay using low molecular weight heparin and fondaparinux. Clin Chem 2010; 56(S6): A170.
Chou p, Matt N, Song L, Sisco K, and Sherman N. Evaluation of an automated immunofluorescent assay for procalcitonin. Clin Chem 2010; 56(S6): A42.
Song L, and Thomas D. Effect of tamoxifen on the total estrogen measurement by a RIA method. Clin Chem 2008; 54(S6): A110.
Song L, Allison N, Lorah S, and Seiple J. An abnormal urine protein electrophoresis pattern associated with a patient who received simultaneous pancreas kidney transplantation. Clin Chem 2002; 48 (S6): A29.
Wu TJ, Yu EH, Song L, Taylor RH, and Kao PC. Filter paper collection of plasma for IGF-I test in patients with acromegaly. Ann Clin Lab Sci 2002; 32(3): 287-291.
Song L, Heit JA, Green MM, Emiliusen LM, and O’Kane DJ. Sensitivity and specificity of a luminescence oxygen channeling immunoassay/branch migration inhibition assay for the factor V R506Q(Leiden) mutation using leukocyte genomic DNA. Clin Chem 1998; 44(S6): A31.