Pathologists at Torrance Memorial analyze cells, tissue and bodily fluids to check for abnormalities, disease or infection. Torrance Memorial patients who need laboratory tests, such as a blood draw or specimen collection, may visit Torrance Memorial Outpatient laboratory. Results will be sent directly to your physician.
Outpatient Diagnostic Laboratory
Patients must bring their physician's orders and their insurance cards.
Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Outpatient Center, 2nd Floor
3330 Lomita Blvd.
Torrance CA, 90505
Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
For information on blood donations, please see the Blood Donor Center.
Torrance Memorial's Pathology department is committed to service excellence. Our pathologists have examined thousands of breast, cervical, prostate, gastric and colorectal cancers, lymphomas, melanomas and other skin cancers.
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.