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Lab Services | Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Specimen collection is available at several Cincinnati Children's locations. Lab Services hours vary by location. See our locations and hours for more information.
Lab Services performs testing on all patients, regardless of age. Please confirm that your test will be covered by your insurance company. 

Blood draws are performed on a walk-in basis, unless otherwise instructed by your provider.  

Some tests do require you to schedule an appointment for your blood draw (glucose tolerance, sweat chloride, platelet aggregation, etc.).

 If you need one of these tests, call the Scheduling Center at 513-636-3200 or you can schedule your appointment online.

Yes, Cincinnati Children’s requires an order from your healthcare provider for all lab work. The orders can be brought in by the patient, faxed to the laboratory by the provider, or entered electronically by the provider.
You should bring all pertinent insurance information, photo identification, and the provider order (if your provider did not fax or transmit the order electronically). 
Lab Services at Cincinnati Children’s process specimens 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Some lab tests may take longer to perform than others. Please consult with your provider on how quickly you should expect to receive your results. 

When your child’s test results become available, the ordering provider will be notified and he or she should contact you. 

You can view lab results using MyChart, a personalized and secure online access tool. Learn more about MyChart

Please consult with the provider who ordered the test for any special instructions. Not all lab tests require you to fast. 
Contact Billing Customer Service at 513-636-4427 or learn more about paying your bill.