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laboratory and pathology

for health care professionals

Our laboratory understands the needs of pediatric patients differ significantly from those of the adult patient and require a specialized approach in providing laboratory testing for infants, children and in some situations, adults. To learn more about services and locations, visit our patient and family page. ( link to lab and pathology for patient and families)

We provide a wide range of laboratory tests designed to meet the special needs of infants, children and teens – from simple blood draws to the most complex genetic testing. Our facilities feature state-of-the-art technologies, including the most advanced diagnostic services available in the region for pediatric patients.

For every laboratory service we provide, our focus is on performing the safest procedure, reducing stress to the child and delivering results quickly to the health care provider who ordered the test. Procedures have been specially adapted or developed for the pediatric patient. Reference ranges are age-appropriate, reflecting the influence of growth and development.

services (inpatient/outpatient)

  • Medical genetics
  • Chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Microbiology
  • Virology
  • Serology
  • Transfusion services
  • Phlebotomy
  • Pathology
  • Molecular diagnostics

Tests not performed at Dayton Children's are sent to reference laboratories approved by the medical staff. Learn more.

clinical laboratory

  • Clinical chemistry
  • Urinalysis
  • Coagulation
  • Hematology
  • Endocrinology
  • Microbiology, microbiological serology and virology
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring and drugs of abuse
  • Transfusion services
  • Phlebotomy
  • Catheter urine collection

medical genetics

  • Genetic testing (biochemical genetics, cytogenetics, molecular genetics)
  • Genetic counseling
  • Public education
  • Direct patient care through clinics and consultations

For all medical genetic services, please submit a referral to Genetics Clinic. For any questions, please call 937-641-3800.


  • Surgical pathology
  • Histology
  • Limited cytology services
  • Autopsy services
  • Limited consultations

lab manual

Use our online lab manual to find specific information about lab tests including test collection information, processing instructions, turnaround time, reference ranges and more.

refer consult

Dayton Children's is available to assist referring providers and their patients with an array of services.

refer a patient

To consult with a pediatric specialist, contact the communication center: 937-641-4385 Monday-Friday | 7:30 am to 5:00 pm.

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