Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine participates in the care of virtually every Cedars-Sinai Medical Center patient, using the most sophisticated methods for making accurate diagnoses in all areas of anatomic and clinical pathology. In addition, the department provides expert consultation services to the outside community. Our expert pathologists and clinical scientists are committed to improving precision medicine approaches, advancing basic science and translational research, and providing excellent training and education.
What We Offer
We provide a comprehensive test menu and consultations including autopsy, breast, cardiac and molecular pathology.
Case of the Month
A male patient in his 40s presented to outside hospital after developing left facial droop, slurred speech and urinary incontinence while traveling. The medical history was remarkable for Tdap vaccination administered three days prior to the commencement of his symptoms. MRI of the brain and spinal cord showed multifocal enhancing confluent white matter lesions. He was diagnosed with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM).