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Welcome to Laboratory Investigation

Advancing the understanding of human disease


  • Transition of Laboratory Investigation

    From 1st January 2023, Laboratory Investigation will be published by Elsevier. For more information visit the Elsevier website or contact the Editorial Office.

  • Stained cells

    This collection, curated by Ho-Keung Ng of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, focuses on the underlying pathogenetic and molecular processes that contribute to brain tumors.

  • Immunofluorescent staining of human melanocytic specimens

    This Collection highlights the newest top-viewed content from Laboratory Investigation. Updated each month, we hope you enjoy reading this selection of articles. Laboratory Investigation aims to publish high-quality original research in all biomedical disciplines relating to the understanding of human disease and the application of new methods to the diagnosis of disease.

  • Focus on China Collection Cover

    The editors of Laboratory Investigation are proud to present a Web Focus that showcases research by authors from institutions across China. We selected recent papers to highlight the significant contributions of Chinese scientists and to introduce the journal to an even wider audience.

Laboratory Investigation is a Transformative Journal; authors can publish using the traditional publishing route OR via immediate gold Open Access.

Our Open Access option complies with funder and institutional requirements.