About Pathology Reference Laboratory
100 Years in Texas

Who We Are

Pathology reference lab was officially founded in 2000, however, its roots go back to 1922 with Dr. John Moore, who was San Antonio’s first full-time pathologist.

Our foundation began with and is based on a total commitment to outstanding service and support. Our group has been committed to providing a high degree of personalized service to each patient and physician. We have striven for excellence in all aspects of our service.

Since then, our group has continued to grow to the amazing organization it is now. Our laboratory consists of over 20 Board certified pathologists and 100 employees, including a seasoned team of cytotechnologists, histotechnologists, sales, and support staff. Each member of our organization is a part of the team and plays a vital role in delivering diagnostic excellence. We are proud to say many of our employees have been with us for many years, with a few working with us for over 20 years.

We believe the key to our success begins and ends with the partnership between the pathologist, the healthcare provider, and the patient. Pathology Reference Laboratory is dedicated to providing the highest quality technical and medical professional services to patients and the healthcare providers we are privileged to serve.

Our Promise
  • PRL is owned by physician pathologists, so you can be sure YOU and your PATIENT’S best interests are at heart!
  • Send specimens with ease – whether you are local or elsewhere in Texas with free specimen pick-up/shipping
  • We accept all insurances – making our lab an easy choice.
  • Fast turn around time – routine cases are signed out in 24 hours.
  • Availability – a pathologist is always available to talk with you.
  • Connectivity – We can interface with your EMR or print reports in your office. Additionally, the physician can always access current and historic pathology data 24 hours a day on PHYSICIAN ACCESS LINK (PAL), a web-based order entry and result retrieval product that is available to all clients with broadband connectivity.
  • Billing – Our billing is handled expertly by our own bilingual billing staff, and we provide fair and equitable payment plans to all patients.
Who We Serve

Based in San Antonio, TX, we are proud to serve physicians and hospitals across the State of Texas and beyond. 

Some of our clients include:

  • The Christus Hospital System
  • TexSan Hospital
  • Metropolitan Methodist Hospital
  • Hill Country Memorial Hospital
  • Peterson Regional Medical Center
  • Doctor’s Hospital of Laredo