Core Laboratory Services

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.