Infectious Disease Diagnostics Laboratory

The Infectious Disease Diagnostics Laboratory at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is a state-of-the-art facility which performs diagnostic testing for the detection of a wide range of human pathogens, including aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, yeasts and molds, enteric and blood parasites and viruses. We utilize a variety of molecular techniques as well as traditional methods to provide high-quality, timely results to providers.

Our laboratory team members work with healthcare providers to facilitate specimen collection, handling and transport, and to assist in the selection of the most appropriate tests(s) for your patient. We are also available to assist you in the interpretation of test results.

As a component of a renowned clinical, teaching and research environment, the members of the Infectious Disease Diagnostics Laboratory at CHOP can offer abundant expertise and support through our access to the knowledge and experience of distinguished researchers, educator and clinicians. Our team of professionals takes a personalized approach to providing high-quality and timely results to healthcare providers as well as providing follow-up information when requested. All of this assures that you have excellent counsel and assistance in caring for your patients.

For information about the Clinical Microbiology Fellowship Program, which is a joint program with the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, please visit the Clinical Microbiology Fellowship page


Main Hospital, 5th Floor, Room 5NW43


24 hours/day, 7 days/week

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Main Hospital, 5th Floor
Room 5NW43
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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