Translational Pathology Core Laboratory (TPCL) at UCLA is a CAP/CLIA certified research facility in the UCLA Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and a UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) Shared Facility. It provides an array of pathology-related services in support of basic, translational and clinical research at UCLA. The TPCL provides expert consultative services to investigators in pathology-related study design, tissue selection, microscopic interpretation, immunohistochemistry/in situ hybridization, laser capture micro-dissection, digital image analysis, and IRB-related tissue questions. The TPCL also provides specimen processing, sectioning, special histology, and slide scanning services. In 2016, the TPCL received its CLIA certification. These accomplishments indicate that TPCL biorepository operations, general laboratory operations, quality control programs, staff training and facilities are of the highest quality. The successful CAP/CLIA accreditation provides an objective assessment that TPCL has met the highest standards for human tissue biorepositories, as recommended by the NIH.  

TPCL occupies approximately 2000 sq. ft. on the first floor of the Center for Health Sciences, with main lab areas in CHS 14-127 and 14-112. This includes about 950 sq. ft. of Digital Pathology Services in 14-112. TPCL has operated continuously since 1996, offering tissue procurement/distribution (1996), histology (1996), LCM (1999), pathology consultation services (2004), digital pathology/virtual microscopy (2007), and IHC (2008).  It also has 24/7 temperature monitored -80 and liquid nitrogen storage capabilities.

For more information, please visit the Translational Pathology Core Laboratory website.

Last updated
February 12, 2024