The Core Laboratory at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) combines the Chemistry Laboratory and the Hematology Laboratory to offer core laboratory testing to support patient care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our laboratories are accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and utilize state-of-the-art automated instrumentation to provide high-quality and reliable testing for CHOP’s patients, processing over 1 million samples annually across 144 different tests. We are staffed by dedicated technologists, who possess a unique pediatric laboratory testing expertise with an average of more than 25 years of experience at CHOP.
- The Chemistry Laboratory offers testing services on electrolyte and metabolic panels, liver and kidney function panels, proteins and enzymes, lipids, endocrinology, acid-base disorders, therapeutic drug monitoring, toxicology screening, and sweat testing.
- The Hematology Laboratory offers testing services on blood counts, coagulation, urinalysis, body fluid counts, and hemoglobinopathies.