Outpatient Lab Services
At CHKD lab services we take the time to earn your child's confidence by ensuring that he or she understands what is about to take place. This makes the procedure less traumatic for both the child and parent. We take pride in making our patients feel as comfortable as possible.
What services do you offer?
We offer a variety of services, including:
- Routine and stat blood collection
- Routine and stat urinalysis
- Throat cultures
The following services are not available in the outpatient lab located across from to the Admitting Department. Please contact the Short Term Procedure Unit at (757) 668-7528 for these procedures.
- RSV Nasal Washings
- Skin scrapings
- Rectal swabs
- Eye cultures
- Urine collection via catheter
Does your staff have special training?
Our technicians are specifically selected for their ability to demonstrate understanding and patience with children of all ages. We provide our staff continuing education on new techniques and procedures to maintain a high level of proficiency and to continue to improve service to our patients. Age-specific communication training is required for all employees of the lab services department to ensure that we use the best communication skills to put your child at ease.