United States Department of Veterans Affairs

VA Long Beach Healthcare System

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service

Chief: Sandor Szabo, MD., Ph.D., MPH
Business Manager: Lucinda Swan
Phone: 562-826-5513

Services Provided:

Anatomic Pathology

  • Surgical Pathology
  • Autopsy Pathology
  • Cytopathology

Clinical Pathology

  • Hematology
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Urinalysis
  • Clinical Toxicology
  • Special Chemistry
  • Microbiology: Bacteriology
  • Microbiology: Mycobacteriology
  • Microbiology: Mycology
  • Microbiology: Parasitology
  • Transfusion Medicine/Blood Bank
  • Diagnostic Immunology: Non-syphilis serology
  • Diagnostic Immunology: Syphilis serology
  • Flow Cytometry
  • Molecular Pathology
  • Point of Care Testing


Dental Service
Medical Patient Services
Mental Health Care
Primary Care
Spinal Cord Injury/Disorders
Surgical Patient Services
Comprehensive Rehabilitation
Geriatrics and Extended Care
Diagnostics & Molecular Medicine
Human Resources
Library Services
Patient Business Office
Patient Education
Pastoral Care
Social Worker
Veterans' Affairs
Veterans & Family Assistance