Laboratory Services

About Children's Laboratory Services

The Children’s laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art technology that supports a broad test menu. Led by a professional staff of nationally and internationally recognized scientists and pediatric pathologists, our laboratory  provides support to the clinical areas of our hospitals ranging from transplant and hematology/oncology to general care areas and to the community through our outpatient services.

Our pediatric-trained technicians are focused on the well-being of our patients. We understand how scary some tests can be for a child, and we have a variety of ways to make our patients as comfortable as possible.

Our services include:

  • Phlebotomy staff specializing in pediatric blood collection (Pain management for phlebotomy procedures)
  • Age-specific, pediatric reference ranges with test results
  • Sweat chloride collection and testing (Accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation)
  • Allergy testing using ImmunoCap methodology
  • Flow cytometry and bone marrow examinations
  • Pediatric microbiology, including polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing
  • Pathology examination by board-certified pediatric pathologists and neuropathologists
  • Perinatal and placental pathology
  • Laboratory oversight by internationally known, subspecialty certified physicians and scientists              

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Our Commitment to Quality Care

Our department of pathology and laboratory services is nationally accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and Georgia Department of Community Health.

Recent Publications

"Impact of a Rapid Respiratory Panel Test on Patient Outcomes"

Beverly B. Rogers, MD; Prabhu Shankar, MD; Robert C. Jerris, PhD; David Kotzbauer, MD; Evan J. Anderson, MD; J. Renee Watson, BSM; Lauren A. O’Brien, PhD; Francine Uwindatwa, MS, MBA; Kelly McNamara, BSBA; James E. Bost, PhD