Laboratory Services

Tests
  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Laboratory Test Menu
  • 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
    • Lab staff has partnered with Themo Fisher to educate community on the importance of allergy testing.
    • Karen Freedle, M.D., and Jon Stahlman, M.D., consulted with the lab to create four allergen panels.
  • Flow cytometry and bone marrow examinations
    • Sunita Park, M.D., provides direction over flow cytometry and support to physicians
  • Pediatric microbiology, including polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing
    • Robert Jerris, Ph.D., a national and internationally known microbiologist, provides direction over medical and molecular microbiology and provides support for physicians.
    • Beta site for testing Maldi-Tof mass spectrometry (MS) a rapid, cost-effective, and precise method to identify bacteria
    • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing includes
      • Bordetella pertussis
      • Clostridium difficile
      • Respiratory panel that detects 10 viruses, including human metapneumovirus (hMNV )and Corona
      • Quantitative cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)
      • Enterovirus on cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
  • Pathology examination by board-certified pediatric pathologists and neuropathologists
  • Perinatal and placental pathology

Laboratory oversight by internationally known, subspecialty-certified physicians and scientists