Research and Collaboration

For more than 25 years Pacific Rim Pathology has operated as a full-service, independent pathology laboratory, providing anatomic, clinical and molecular expertise.  Pacific Rim employs over 20 pathologists and serves physician offices, hospitals, research organizations, and surgical and imaging centers throughout southern California.  Our CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited laboratories provide diagnostic services as well as clinical trials and esoteric research support.


  • 20+ pathologists with subspecialty and research expertise
  • Full service CLIA/CAP accredited clinical laboratory
  • High volume pathology evaluations (high volume slide processing and interpretation)
  • Frozen section interpretation
  • Extensive immunohistochemistry stain menu
  • Local or central clinical trials pathology
  • Interpretation of mouse/rat/other pathology
  • Flow cytometry interpretation
  • Medical Directorship
  • Customizable Reporting



  • Oncology assessment of therapeutic response
  • Fatty Liver Disease, Hepatitis and Fibrosis
  • Gastrointestinal and Pancreatobiliary disease
  • Dermatopathology
  • Cardiovascular pathology
  • Hematopathology
  • Neuropathology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Gynecologic pathology
  • Renal pathology
  • Genitourinary pathology



  • In situ protein expression
  • Quantitative immunohistochemistry stains
  • Light Microscopy
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Direct and indirect immunofluorescence
  • Flow Cytometry (Technical and interpretation)
  • Molecular Genetic Testing (Through DNA Link partner)
    • Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
    • Chromosomal Microarray
    • Genotyping

Research Studies

PYRAMID STUDY protocol C05013:

  • An open label randomized, Phase 2 study to assess the effectiveness of RCHOP with or without velcade in previously untreated patients with non-germinal center diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
  • Dr. Kunda and Dr. Scuderi are certified by Phenopath Laboratories for subtyping of Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma cases for inclusion in the following clinical trial. Send unstained slides or formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue blocks for analysis.
  • Sponsor: Millennium Pharmceuticals, Inc.
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