Testing Specialties

Nationwide Children's Hospital Laboratory Services are organized into three broad sections that work together to provide comprehensive diagnostic services in anatomic pathology, genomics, and clinical pathology.

Anatomic Pathology Laboratory processes approximately 12,500 surgical cases, 100-150 autopsies and 350 bone marrow biopsies annually. Complete with full-service state-of-the-art laboratories, our staff has extensive experience with evaluation and diagnosis of pediatric surgical specimens, as well as perinatal and post-mortem examinations.

Institute for Genomic Medicine Clinical Laboratory process more than 7,000 cytogenetic and molecular genetics specimens annually, including whole exome sequencing.

Clinical Pathology Laboratory performs more than 3 million tests per year in various areas including:

  • General Chemistry (plasma/serum, body fluid, urine, whole blood and blood gas testing)
  • Specialty Chemistry (metabolic, endocrine, therapeutic drug monitoring, toxicology and immunology testing)
  • Hematology and Coagulation/Special Hematology (including flow cytometry)
  • Microbiology, Virology, Molecular Microbiology, Infectious Disease Serology  
  • Transfusion Medicine
  • Point-of-care testing

Each division of the clinical labs is staffed by laboratory professionals (medical laboratory technicians, medical technologists and specialists with advanced degrees in laboratory sciences) and directed by a doctoral level scientist or pathologist. Laboratory managers and directors, as well as a clinical pathologist-on-call, are available for consultations regarding test selection and interpretation of results.

Anatomic Pathology

Anatomic Pathology Laboratory staff has extensive experience with evaluation and diagnosis of pediatric surgical specimens, as well as perinatal and post-mortem examinations.

 

Clinical Pathology

The Core Laboratory provides rapid response services available 24 hours a day for routine chemistry, urine and fluid analysis, hematology, coagulation, and blood gases.

Institute for Genomic Medicine Clinical Laboratory

Institute for Genomic Medicine Clinical Laboratory process more than 7,000 cytogenetic and molecular genetics specimens annually, including whole exome sequencing.

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Team

Medical professionals all agree that children require special care. And because our staff is dedicated to pediatrics, we have a higher level of understanding.