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CHOP Receives Accreditation From CAP

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists.

August 11, 2014
CHOP’s Unique New Lab Test Will Expedite Donor Matches and Improve Outcomes in Transplants

CHOP is the first center to offer a comprehensive HLA typing test. Using new gene-sequencing tools, the new test will expedite donor matching and improve transplantation outcomes.

February 14, 2014
Galactosemia Quantitation Now Available

Determination of galactose-1-phosphate uridyltransferase (Gal-1-PUT) activity by tandem mass spectrometry is now available at the Palmieri Metabolic Disease Laboratory.

March 7, 2013
Procalcitonin Testing Now Available

CHOP now offers testing for procalcitonin (PCT) that has been approved by the FDA for use in conjunction with other laboratory findings and clinical assessments to assist in the risk assessment for progression to severe sepsis and septic shock.

September 21, 2012
Doms Named Chief of Pathology

Dr. Doms joins CHOP from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where he was chairman of the Department of Microbiology

September 5, 2012
Genetic Testing for Noonan Syndrome Now Available

The Molecular Genetics Laboratory at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia announced the introduction of a diagnostic test for the Noonan spectrum of disorders using next generation sequencing technology.

August 3, 2012
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