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Lab Sections

We provide services at the following locations: Children's Mercy Adele Hall Campus, Children's Mercy Broadway, Children's Mercy East, Children's Mercy Northland and Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas.

Test Directory

Use our online Test Directory to find specific information about our testing; including collection details, performing locations, turnaround times and more.

Children's Mercy Adele Hall Campus Lab Sections

(816) 234-3833 - Chemistry

(816) 234-3831 - Hematology 

Services available 24 hours a day

(816) 234-3232

Services available 24 hours a day and include:

  • Type and screen of recipients

  • Cross-matching of red cell products

  • Direct antiglobulin testing

  • Selection and preparation of all blood products

  • Management of blood products to reduce recipient's exposure to the minimum number of donors

  • Review necessity for transfusion and appropriate volumes

  • Single donor unit used repeatedly for small volume transfusions to neonates

  • Packed RBC and FFP from a single donor for a given recipient

  • Review of all transfusion reactions and recommendations for prevention

  • Coordination of services with the Community Blood Center and American Red Cross


(816) 234-3386

Services available 24 hours a day

Microbiology overview


(816) 234-3060

5:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

Molecular Infectious Diseases

(816) 234-3060

5:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday


(816) 234-3295

Normal business hours: Sunday 11 p.m. – Friday 11:30 p.m.
Weekends: staff are on call

  • Non-CMH patient testing is available for STAT acetone, ethylene glycol, volatiles panel, methanol, isopropanol & ethanol.  All other testing will be held until normal business hours

  • CMH patients – refer to Cerner order comments for details

Toxicology offers a wide range of testing including drugs of abuse, meconium drug screening, ethanol and volatiles, comprehensive drug screenings by GC/MS and forensic testing.  The lab also offers blood lead testing, sweat chloride analysis and several esoteric tests including: HVA/VMA, oxcarbazepine, copper, zinc, zinc protoporphyrin and ethylene glycol.

Biochemical Genetics

(816) 234-3295

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday

Weekends: available for Immunosuppressant testing

(816) 234-3983

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

(816) 234-3095

7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday


(816) 234-3827

7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday

Anatomic Pathology

(816) 234-3234

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday 

Histology staff and a Pathologist are on call outside normal hours, call (816) 234-3230

We provide comprehensive pediatric anatomical pathology services including Surgical Pathology, non-GYN Cytopathology and Autopsy services. Subspecialty pediatric pathology services include GI pathology, hematopathology, renal pathology, dermatopathology and neuromuscular pathology.

Support services provided through the Histology Lab include: comprehensive histology, histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescent and electron microscopy.

(816) 701-4801

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday

General Information

  • Testing methods include: conventional chromosome analysis, fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH), microarray analysis, cell culture, post-transplant chimerism testing by STR analysis

  • Sample types:Prenatal: amniotic fluid, chorionic villus

  • Pregnancy loss: products of conception, tissues

  • Postnatal: blood, skin, buccal cells, autopsy

  • Oncologic: bone marrow, neoplastic blood, lymph node, solid tumor, pleural or other fluids

  • Post-transplant chimerism: blood, bone marrow

Cytogenetics Testing Overview

Specimen handling and transport

  • Specimens should be collected aseptically and placed in sterile medium and transport tubes

  • Contact the Lab for transport kits and medium

  • Store and transport at room temperature


  • Label specimens with: two patient identifiers, date and time of collection

  • Complete a Cytogenetics Requisition and send with the sample

  • Samples should be transported ASAP and arrive within 24-hours of collection

  • Special arrangements should be made for extremes in ambient temperature or for extended transport times

Shipping address

Children's Mercy Hospital
Cytogenetics Laboratory
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO 64108

View requisition forms

(816) 701-4801

Monday - Friday; 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

Genetic Counselor: (816) 701-4862

After hours/weekends: page the Genetic Counselor at (816) 458-5011

General Information

Satellite Laboratories 

  • Satellite laboratory provides basic services on site

  • Testing collected but not performed at the satellite location is sent to the Adele Hall hospital laboratory

  • Collections requiring transport to Adele Hall may be held until the following day

  • Testing instrumentation and methods are complimentary between locations

  • Information provided in the Test Directory apply to all Children's Mercy locations

  • Collection hour can be found on our Laboratory Services page for families

(816) 960-8460

Testing personnel

8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday

8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday

8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday 

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(816) 478-5211

Testing Personnel

8 a.m. - 10 p.m., Monday - Friday 

10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday - Sunday 

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(816) 413-2520

Testing personnel

8 a.m. - 10 p.m., Monday-Friday

10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday-Sunday

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