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VA San Diego Healthcare System


Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service (PALMS) provides accurate, timely, cost-effective, full range laboratory services to our Veterans, in a climate of education, continuous improvement, and research and development.


  • Blood Bank
  • Chemistry
  • Hematology/Coagulation
  • Immunogenetics
  • Flow Cytometry
  • Microbiology
  • Anatomic Pathology


Main Laboratory: 24/7
Outpatient Phlebotomy: Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Contact Info


  • San Diego VAMC
    1st Flr, South Wing
    Room 1497

Contact Number(s)

  • 858-642-3668

Hours of Operation

  • Main Lab: 24/7