West Coast Pathology Laboratories (WCPL) is one of the leading providers of anatomic pathology and cytology services across the entire United States of America.

Headquartered in Hercules, Northern California, we have been providing diagnostic testing, information and services for more than 25 years.

WCPL's core area of expertise lies with Molecular Genetics and Diagnostics using true polymerase chain reactions and in the diagnostic interpretation of biopsies and cytology preparations. Our main client groups include individual physicians, patients, hospitals, surgery centers and university health centers.

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Molecular Diagnostics – HPV Detection and Genotyping, Chlamydia and Neisseria detection, Cystic Fibrosis mutation detection, mutations of Thrombophilia, Herpes Simplex Viruses I and II, Vaginal Inflammation Panel (VIP) with DNA hybridization, E6/E7 detection, Group B Streptococcus, MRSA detection, and HIV antibody testing.

The Human Genome Project and the discovery of PCR has set the stage for countless advancements in our understanding of human DNA and its role in the diagnosis of disease. Nowhere is this truer than in the area of women's health. Pathologists and clinicians are increasingly turning to the power of molecular genetics for early and accurate diagnoses of disease.

New testing methods are creating opportunities to screen for common disorders affecting women, such as Human papillomavirus (HPV), Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhea (NG), Cystic Fibrosis (CF), Herpes Simplex Virus I & II and Inherited Thrombophilia (IHT). These innovations offer pathologists and clinicians the ability to add molecular diagnostics to their laboratories. Molecular Diagnostics - HPV Typing, CTNG, CF, IHT, HSV

The conventional Pap smear only indicates the possibility of cervical cancer. The Liquid Based Pap test can be used for a more direct diagnosis when tested through a molecular diagnostic system like West Coast PAP.

Podiatric Pathology Services


West Coast Pathology Labs is one of the leading providers of Podiatric Pathology services nationwide. We specialize in PAS stains for Onychomycosis in toenail biopsies with a 24 hour turnaround. We use the enhanced (PAS) stain of Fungal Hyphea which allows for maximum detection.

  • Hammertoes & Bunionectomies
  • Palmoplantar Verrucae
  • Reports on Web - digital images

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