Resources for Providers, Hospitals and Health Departments

It takes special expertise to understand pediatric reference ranges. It takes even greater expertise to develop them.

Medical professionals all agree that children require special care. Here at Nationwide Children's Hospital, our staff is dedicated to pediatrics and exhibits a higher level of expertise. By combining the latest technological advances with a specific pediatric focus, Nationwide Children's Laboratory Services can help you provide the highest level of care to your patients and their families.

We Provide:

  • Extensive medical and doctoral staff to answer questions and consult regarding rare and difficult findings (Meet our Team)
  • Customized pediatric reference ranges, leading to better diagnoses, treatments and outcomes.
  • Micro-sampling instrumentation to allow for more accurate results on small sample volumes. View our Test Directory of more than 1,500 tests focused on the specific needs of children.
  • Exceptionally trained pediatric phlebotomists who will provide special care and attention to your child at our conveniently located Laboratory Service Centers
  • Weekly reports for respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses giving insight into disease trends in the community.
  • Annual Antibiograms
  • Educational Opportunities for Providers and Institutions

The laboratory test directory provides you easy access to search on more than 1,500 tests that we perform. It will provide you with information regarding what type of sample needs to be collected, as well as special instructions regarding transport and special preparations for the test. 

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.

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.

 

Courier Services and Specimen Transport

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. 

Requisition and Labeling 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.

Laboratory Services FAQs

Answers to your frequently asked Laboratory Services questions

Laboratory Services News & Publications

Nationwide Children's Laboratory Services produces quarterly Newsletters to keep our clients up-to-date on our tests, our research, and many other items affecting innovations in pediatric laboratory testing.

Become a Client

If you would like us to contact you regarding becoming one of our valued clients, this page will allow you to fill out our new client form.

Referrals and FAQs

Laboratory Services FAQs

Answers to your frequently asked Laboratory Services questions

Become a Client

If you would like us to contact you regarding becoming one of our valued clients, this page will allow you to fill out our new client form.

ChildLink and EHR

ChildLinkTM  online access center to our lab tests and services. Learn about it and other EHR capabilities.

Patient Test Result Reporting

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

Lab Education Opportunities

Lab education opportunities for providers

Laboratory Services News & Publications

Nationwide Children's Laboratory Services produces quarterly Newsletters to keep our clients up-to-date on our tests, our research, and many other items affecting innovations in pediatric laboratory testing.