The Pathology Research Portal (PRP) is a CAP accredited laboratory, which functions as the biospecimen liaison between researchers and clinical testing. The laboratory provides coordination for sample receiving, accessioning, processing, short term and long term storage, dispatching to multiple core facilities for testing, and result retrieving. PRP also provides shipping and temporary storage services as well as customized services to meet various research needs. PRP is staffed by one supervisor and nine laboratory technicians. It occupies approximately 5,000 square feet of space located on the A-level of the Center for Health Sciences (CHS) building. The facility works with investigators both inside and outside the UCLA enterprise on a collaborative and fee-for-service basis.

PRP’s portal offers all tests listed on the UCLA Laboratory Manual and all of their tests are run by CAP-accredited and CLIA-certified laboratories. In addition, PRP provides services ranging from sample processing, aliquoting, storage and shipping for all research studies. 

For more information, please visit the PRP site.

Last updated
December 22, 2023