Laboratory Services

Of all the results we provide, the most meaningful is trust. 

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Laboratory Services is one of the country’s leading full-service pediatric reference laboratories, working closely with medical professionals throughout the United States and beyond. Our program delivers impactful laboratory and pathology diagnostic services alongside expert pediatric consultation services. We are the largest children’s hospital and research facility in the nation, currently performing more than 3.1 million pediatric laboratory tests annually for patients around the world. We are uniquely qualified to deliver the two things you want most from our reference laboratory – confidence and results.

Mission Statement

To be the preferred destination for laboratory services by providing innovative pediatric expertise in every patient encounter while going beyond the test to establish best practices that drive advancements in research, diagnosis and treatment for the pediatric community.

Accrediting Agencies

Nationwide Children's Laboratory Services is fully authorized by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Care Financing Administration, to accept and perform laboratory testing on human specimens. 


Pediatric Pathology Associates of Columbus (PPAC), Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary corporation of Nationwide Children's Hospital providing the professional medical and scientific staff to the lab for anatomic pathology, cytogenetic, molecular and clinical pathology services. 

The corporation consists of the medical pathologists and doctoral laboratory scientists providing sole and dedicated clinical lab service, education, and research support to Nationwide Children's Hospital medical and support staff on all aspects of laboratory diagnostics for inpatients and outpatients. PPAC incorporated on July 1, 1998. You are encouraged to contact the members for all questions regarding laboratory diagnostic testing and interpretation.

Order Supplies
Laboratory Services will provide your office with supplies for the collection of specimens (blood, body fluids, tissue) that you send to us.
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GI Pathogens Report
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