The mission of the South Texas Reference Laboratories (STRL) is to provide state-of-the art clinical and anatomic pathology laboratory testing for the care of patients in South Texas and beyond.
The aim of the STRL is to provide reliable up-to-date specialty testing, accurate interpretations, and rapid turn around to local hospitals, medical offices, and to facilities in South Texas and beyond. Patient safety is of utmost concern, and is promoted through a quality management program of risk reduction and continuous improvement.
The STRL of the Department of Pathology at UT Health Science Center offers a broad range of specialty testing for patients in San Antonio, South Texas, and around the world. Our service areas are user friendly and our goal is to provide our clients with the best services possible for the testing offered by our laboratories.
This site describes the scope of the reference laboratory tests available from each of our laboratories. Each section of the STRL is headed by a Medical Director in association with a chief technologist. The laboratories are CLIA approved and inspected by the College of American Pathologist. Inquires may be made to the STRL telephonically or by electronic means. This STRL website provides additional contact information and requirements for submitting specimen to the laboratories.
Dr. Marsha C. Kinney Interm-Chair