Phlebotomy | The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


Phlebotomy Services are committed to providing excellence in patient care, in partnership with other CHOP departments, by providing quality, timely and distinction in patient satisfaction. We treat everyone we serve with compassion and kindness. Furthermore, we support research, education and public service programs that enrich the quality of life.

The phlebotomy staff is composed of carefully trained individuals with extensive experience drawing blood from children of all ages, including infants and children with multiple medical needs whose veins may be “difficult”. The staff strives to obtain specimens with the minimum discomfort and anxiety for the patient and family, and with the minimum volume of blood taken to perform the necessary tests.

Critical aspects of the quality of phlebotomy services are monitored carefully. These include accuracy in specimen labeling, accuracy in test ordering, and specimen integrity.Important aspects of customer service are also monitored, such as waiting time at outpatient stations.

Available services

Inpatient phlebotomy rounds

Teams of phlebotomists make 4 scheduled rounds each day to collect blood samples for ordered tests for all inpatient locations, including intensive care. Teams consist of 12 phlebotomists for the morning rounds starting at 4 a.m. on weekdays and 6 a.m. on weekends, 4 phlebotomists for rounds starting at 11 a.m, and 4 phlebotomists for the round starting at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Outpatient blood draw stations

3rd Floor Main Building


3rd Floor Wood     


4th Floor Wood


5th Floor Wood


3550 Market Street


3535 Market Street


Sweat Testing

Accredited as part of comprehensive Cystic Fibrosis Center

Oral Glucose tolerance test

Available on a limited basis for Endocrinology patients.

Specimen Collection Procedures

We perform the following specimen collection procedures:

Services that we do not provide

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