• Laboratory Services

Laboratory Services

Cottage Health’s laboratory services are highly automated with state-of-the-art instrumentation and techniques. All of your medical records and test results are kept in a single, centralized, secure repository which allows fast and easy access to health records for any authenticated healthcare provider.

Cottage’s inpatient laboratories are fully licensed and accredited by The Joint Commission. Our full-service clinical labs offer over 800 procedures. Unlike any other center in the region, 97% of 
our procedures are performed in-house, ensuring the outstanding accuracy for which we are known.

Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories (PDL), a wholly-owned subsidiary under Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, is a full-service, independent clinical laboratory performing more than 2.1 million lab procedures annually. PDL’s enhanced outpatient lab testing has the largest local test menu between LA and the Bay Area.

PDL’s staff and equipment provide improved turnaround times and allows test data to be integrated appropriately and confidentially within our medical community. For a complete listing of tests performed at PDL, visit the Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories catalog of tests page.

For a PDL nearest you visit the Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories Location Directory, or call (805) 879-8100


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