Physician's Automated Laboratory (PAL) was established in 1967 by two pathologists. At the time, it was the largest independent laboratory in Kern County. In 2011, the lab became part of Sonic Healthcare USA, the third largest laboratory in the United States, and became the foundation lab for Sonic Healthcare USA - Western Division. The Western Division also includes Central Coast Pathology Laboratory (CCPL) in San Luis Obispo (in business for 30 years) and West Pacific Medical Laboratory (WPML) in Santa Fe Springs (founded in 1993).

All three laboratories are full-service clinical and anatomic pathology laboratories with regionalized Patient Service Centers where patients can have lab testing performed.


2920 F Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301