The Pathology Department of Cottage laboratories is a fully licensed and accredited laboratory offering full technical services in histology, cytology and autopsy. We are the only local laboratory offering state-of-the-art immunohistochemistry services. 

The department includes seven on-site pathologists board certified in Clinical Pathology and Surgical Pathology with subspecialty fellowships in hematopathology, neuropathology, immunopathology, gastrointestinal pathology and cytopathology.

Pathology services are provided at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for both SBCH and SYVCH. Testing is performed daily on surgical tissue, fluids and smears, and 96% of all cases are reported in one day. Test results are kept in the centralized and secure repository that allows fast and easy access for any authenticated health care provider.