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Laboratory Medicine, UC Irvine Medical Center

The hidden link

It's a place unseen by most patients at UC Irvine Medical Center, but the Laboratory Medicine Building is a major part of the care they receive.

cme jeopardy scientific & clinical advances

CME Learning IS Fun!

Every December during the Scientific & Clinical Advances Grand Rounds, two teams from the Pathology Laboatories go head-to-head for the honor of winning the Annual Pathology Jeopardy Challenge.


CFTN Quarterly Cover Story - Association Between Synthetic Cannabinoids and LAAR Poisoning

Drs. Tran, Perez-Alvarez, and Crews had an article published in the March issue of Clinical Forensic Toxicology News. This article was popular enough to be featured as a cover story on the current AACC/CLN Stat Website.

som achievement awards 2019

Congratulations to Rob Edwards, MD, PhD

Congratulations to Rob Edwards, MD, PhD, for receiving the Excellence in Teaching in the Basic Sciences and Dean's Scholars categories during the 2019 UCI School of Medicine Achievement Awards held on May 15, 2019.

blood drive

2 Ducks Tickets + 2 Hats

2 Ducks Tickets + 2 Hats, Donate Blood Wednesday, Oct. 2

COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) and the Blood Supply

Service Brief on COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) and the Blood Supply

Service Brief on COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) and the Blood Supply

UCI Blood Donor Center Donation Request

UCI Blood Donor Center Donation Request

UCI Blood Donor Center Donation Request

UCI Blood Donor Center Donation & Drawing

As the hospital begins to ramp up surgeries, there will be an even greater need for blood and platelet donations. We are calling on all employees, their friends and families, who are well and healthy and meet the donation criteria (click here for requirements) to donate blood or platelets. All blood types are needed.

UC Irvine COVID-19 Research Biobank

The UCI School of Medicine Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Center for Clinical Research, and Institute for Clinical and Translational Science are developing a comprehensive COVID-19 research biobank available for COVID-19 related research projects.

Racing to deliver COVID-19 testing

When doctors suspected a patient hospitalized at UCI Medical Center in early March might have COVID-19, the only test option was through Orange County’s already inundated public health department.

Donate Blood - Win a Ducks Jersey

On Wednesday, May 20, the Anaheim Ducks will host a blood drive at the Honda Center to benetif the UCI Health Blood Donor Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Donate Blood - 2 Giveaways + Daily Drawings

Effective now through June 23, we are offering everyone who donates blood a certificate for a pint of Baskin Robbins ice cream plus our new t-shirt.

som achievement awards 2020

Congratulations to Rob Edwards, MD, PhD

Congratulations to Rob Edwards, MD, PhD, for receiving the Silver Beaker Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Basic Sciences Faculty Member, which is voted by the MS1 and MS2 classes, and also for receiving the certificate for Medical Education Excellence in Teaching during the 2019-20 academic year.

Could I have immunity to the COVID-19 virus?

As COVID-19 cases spread across the state and nation, demand is growing for blood tests to identify people who may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus and developed antibodies to it.

University Hills / UCI Health Blood Drives

University Hills is partnering with the UCI Health Blood Donor Center in hosting a series of blood drives at the University Hills Community Center in Irvine.

UC Irvine awarded $14.4 million Alzheimer's research grant

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $14.4 million to the UCI MIND institute at UC Irvine to continue its crucial work in the study of Alzheimer's disease, for which there reminas no cure or prevention.

Request for developmental research project proposals

The Center for Biologically Inspired Nano-Scaffolds for Mitigating Chlamdia trachomatis Pathogenesis at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and University of California Irvine is pleased to announce a call fro Developmental Research Project (DRP) proposals for funding to start approximately on October 1, 2020

Research Funding Announcement

UCI's first-ever 50-year service honoree is one of our own!

 This year, UCI honors our first-ever 50-year service honoree, Diana Speaker, administrative analyst for UCI's School of Medicine pathology department.

NIH awards over $100 million ot examine biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease in adults with Down syndrome

The Alzheimer's Biomarkers Consortium - Down Syndrome (ABC-DS), a multi-institution research team, co-led by members from the University of California, Irvine, has been awarded an unprecedented five-year, $109 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to expand research on the biiomarkers of Alzheimer's disease in adults with Down syndrome.

UCI Health Heroes - Path Lab Staff

The #phlebotomy technicians and hospital lab assistants in Pathology & Laboratory Services have worked tirelessly this year to process #COVID19 samples. As 2021 approaches and we begin to turn the corner on the pandemic, we want to take the time to recognize their hard work and dedication.

New Associate Dean of Research Development

We are pleased to announce that Albert La Spada, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor in the School of Medicine and director of the UCI Institute for Neurotherapeutics, has been namced the new associate dean of research developement.

New Clinical Cytogenetics and Genomics Laboratory

The newly established UCI Health Cytogenetics and Genomics Laboratory started performing clinical testing on April 8, 2021.

In-N-Out & More - Blood Drive

The UCI Alumni Association will host a blood drive on Saturday, May 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Recognizes UCI Champions of Humanistic Care

The Champions of Humanistic Care will be recognized at the Gold Foundation's virtual gala on June 10, 2021.

Experimental Pathology Graduate Program Alum Receives 2021 ICTS TL-1 Award

Naomi Lomeli, a graduate of the Experimental Pathology Graduate Program, has received the 2021 ICTS TL-1 Award.

UCI Blood Donor Center Donation Request

UCI Blood Donor Center 10th Anniversary Celebration

UCI Blood Donor Center 10th Anniversary Celebration

Increased DNA damage in neurons from SCA7 patients.

Increased DNA damage in neurons from SCA7 patients

New research suggests potential therapies to treat spinocerebellar ataxia and its resulting coordination impairments.

Research Team Discovers a Molecular Feature in Prostate Cancer

A molecular feature in prostate cancer, called endogenous retroviral (ERV) RNA, has been found to have prognostic value and also distinguish differences between men of African and European or Middle Eastern ancestry, according to a study led by researchers at the University of California, Irvine.

Research Team Reveals How to Rejuvenate the Immune System

A new study, led by researchers from the University of California, Irvine, identifies a reason for why older adults are significantly more susceptible to infectious diseases than younger people, a critical societal issue most recently exemplified by the COVID-19 pandemic.

PhD Student Receives National Science Foundation GRFP Award

Jacob Dohl received a prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).