Resources For Hospitals & Health Departments

Nationwide Children's Laboratory Services strives to strengthen and expand our role as one of the country’s leading pediatric reference laboratories. Our resources, combined with those of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, enable us to collaborate on some of the most important and advanced projects in the country.

We’re developing new molecular testing programs for cancer, infectious diseases and neuromuscular disorders. Our Cytogenetics/Molecular Genetics Laboratory, as a part of the Biopathology Center (BPC), serves as a reference lab for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), neuroblastoma, Wilms tumor, and rhabdomyosarcoma for the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) studies. The BPC also serves as the biorepository for pediatric oncology samples to promote new research. In addition, the BPC serves as a Biospecimen Core Resource, processing tumors for The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH).

Our Anatomic Pathology Laboratory is highly specialized in pediatrics. We are one of the few labs in the country that performs detailed testing in pediatric intestinal dysmotility. Laboratory equipment manufacturers also look to us to conduct alpha and beta testing of lab equipment and methodologies that will be used nationally.

By combining the latest technological advances with pediatric expertise, Nationwide Children's Laboratory Services can help you provide the highest level of care to your patients and their families.

Referrals and FAQs

Laboratory Services FAQs

Answers to your frequently asked Laboratory Services questions

Reporting Policies

Nationwide Children's Laboratory Services provides easy access to patient results

Refer or Manage a Patient

Many ways to refer or manage a patient

Supplies and Procedures

Order Supplies

Laboratory Services will provide your office with supplies for the collection of specimens (blood, body fluids, tissue) that you send to us. Please complete this form to order the supplies you need.

Requisition Information

The test requisition combines patient registration information, billing information, specimen information, bar coded specimen labels and a physician order for confirmation of testing. The patient bill requisition should be completed by the physician or authorized staff and signed by the ordering physician.  

Anatomic Pathology Consultation

Need to request a path consult?  Access the consultation form and stains menu.

Collection Procedures

Information shall serve as a guide for collection and referral of patient specimens to our lab.  We ask our clients to adhere to these policies to ensure specimen integrity.


Specimen Packaging

Information shall serve as a guide for collection and referral of patient specimens to our lab.  We ask our clients to adhere to these policies to ensure specimen integrity. 

Courier Services

Daily courier service for routine and STAT pick-up of specimens is available to clients in our service area. For clients located outside of our service area, courier arrangements will be made with the most efficient courier such as Federal Express, United Parcel Service, U.S. Mail or ground courier.