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Laboratory Services

Laboratory services play active and key roles in assisting the NCH physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Diagnostic testing is essential to the basic management of patient care, allowing physicians to detect disease earlier, make diagnoses, prescribe therapies and monitor results. Our goal is to provide high quality medical laboratory services. 

About Laboratory Services

In most cases, the laboratory results are available within 24 hours. When necessary, laboratory staff facilitate add on testing for previously drawn samples and STAT testing. Results with critical or special importance are communicated directory to the physicians.

  • Coagulation
  • Hematology
  • Immunology
  • Chemistry
  • Microbiology

How the Laboratory Works:

More than a million tests are performed each year and the results are available to physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to review in the electronic medical record via an online laboratory information system. The online high tech computer system provides the clinician with immediate access to laboratory test results.

For your convenience, the NCH physician group has draw sites where specimens are collected. Specimens are also collected in several of our physician offices. Couriers transport these samples to NCH or Quest Laboratories for analysis. We place the needs of each individual patient first, with an emphasis on courtesy, compassion and professional expertise. The physician group laboratory staff promotes responsiveness to our patients’ needs and facilitate prompt service.