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Patient Referral for Specimen Collections - Patients can be referred to any of our Laboratory Service Centers with a written physician order for specimen collection and clinical laboratory testing.  Appointments need to be made for the following tests Glucose Tolerance, Sweat Chloride and EKG’s at certain locations. To schedule an appointment, contact the Laboratory Service Center directly or Central Scheduling (614) 722-6200.

Specimen Referral - Laboratory Services will provide test requisitions for clinical laboratory specimens and anatomic pathology specimens collected at a physician’s office, hospital or an outpatient surgery center. Please contact Client Services to request requisitions or set up on our online ordering system, ChildLinkTM

Provider to Provider Consult - Our experienced Pediatric Pathologists and Doctoral Scientists are available for consultation on both Clinical and Anatomic Pathology.  Please contact Laboratory Client Services: (614) 722-5477 or (800) 934-6575.

Second Opinions and Anatomic Pathology Specimen Referral - We accept specimens, tissue blocks and histologic slides for primary diagnosis or second opinions. We offer histopathology, electron microscopy, enzyme histochemistry, immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization and special staining.   

To request a pathology consultation, please follow these steps:

  • Complete Pathology Consultation Requisition
  • If the specimen has been previously reviewed, send the previous pathology report
  • Contact Client Services: (614) 722-5477 or (800) 934-6575

Genetic Counseling Services for Genetic Test Selection - Comprehensive counseling is provided both for providers and patients.  Our team of pediatric, board certified, Genetic Counselors can assist in case review, appropriate test selection, result interpretation and follow up recommendations. Please contact a Genetic Counselor at (614) 722-0634 or by email.

View Patient Records - CareLinksTM is a free web-based access to patient electronic medical records.  Community providers can see scheduled appointments, view patient medical records and receive automatic notification of patient activity at Nationwide Children’s. More information:

ChildLinkTM an online access center to our laboratory testing. More information: 

Interfaces - Nationwide Children’s Laboratory Services has successfully setup interfaces to send lab results and/or receive orders electronically with any EHR system that can accommodate a lab interface. We have live interfaces with Allscripts, Aprima, Athena, Centricity, eClinicalWorks, ElationEMR, Greenway, HealthBridge, McKesson, Med3000, ModuleMD, NextGen and Practice Fusion.  If you are interested in exploring the possiblilty of a results interface to you EHR, please contact Laboratory Services.

Phone: 1-800-934-6575

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