Torrance Memorial Medical Center offers a full range of laboratory testing on a 24-hour basis for inpatients. Outpatient laboratory services are not scheduled. Patients may walk in to complete their tests.
Patients must bring their physician's orders and their insurance cards.
- Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
- Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM
- Closed Holidays
Results of lab tests are sent to the patient's physician. Patients may obtain their results from the Health Information Management department (also known as Medical Records department) Monday through Friday during the hours of 7:30 AM to 4 PM.
Test results may be obtained from the Laboratory Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM and from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM Saturday and Sunday. Patients will be required to complete a HIPAA-17 form before receiving results. Test results cannot be provided by fax or telephone.
The Lab is located on the second floor of the Outpatient Center. Parking is available in the West Parking Structure off of Medical Center Drive. For more information about Laboratory services, call 310-517-4646. For information on blood donations, please see the Blood Donor Center.
An accurate diagnosis is one of the most important tools in the evaluation of someone suspected to have cancer. The Pathology Laboratory at Torrance Memorial is staffed by physicians who have extensive experience in examining tissue specimens to pinpoint the type and nature of the suspected cancer. Our specialists maintain relationships with the pathology departments of the country's most prestigious academic and research facilities so that expert second opinions are readily available and an accurate diagnosis is delivered as quickly as possible. The majority of tumor diagnosis are made within 24 hours after receiving the tissue biopsy in our lab.
In addition, all new cancer diagnosis are shown to multiple pathologists to further ensure the accuracy of the diagnosis. Finally, if a diagnostically challenging tumor is found, our pathologists will consult with the country's most renowned experts in a particular pathological field for a second opinion.
For more information about pathology and tissue specimen analysis for cancer diagnosis, see the
section under the Torrance Memorial