Clinical Studies/Clients Requiring Pathology Laboratory and Phlebotomy Services

  1. JHML offers phlebotomy, specimen processing and diagnostic testing for research studies and outside clients.
  2. JHML meets licensing standards of CLIA (ID numbers 21D0709511 and 21D0680509) and State of Maryland (permit numbers 008 and 471), CAP LAP1353001 and 1353003.
  3. As of July 1, 2016 most research ordering should be done in Epic. The following links will help guide Principal Investigators and research coordinators through the steps needed to assist with ordering.

    A. Associating Orders to a Research Study - Tips Sheet
    - Instructions for associating outpatient orders begin on page 3 of the orders tip sheet.
    B. Associating Encounters to a Research Study - Tips Sheet
    - Associating the encounter to a particular study is a key step in helping make sure research charges are billed to the correct party and should be done whenever possible.
    C. Research Ordering Page
    D. The Research Tips and Tricks page
    E. 2018 Ambulatory Ordering for Research Coordinators QSG
  4. Should you need additional information regarding Epic research ordering, please contact:
  5. Real time and/or batch testing can be accommodated, as long as the study is not required to use Epic. Studies not required to use Epic include non-human, blinded, retrospective, on-site evaluations and phlebotomy only.
  6. Should you require samples to be centrifuged and aliquotted for shipping to a central testing facility contact Genetic Resources Core Facility. The GRCF is a core resource of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Institute of Genetic Medicine.
  7. An account with the Department of Pathology may be obtained for the purpose of reporting and invoicing of laboratory services provided to a study, or to an outside entity. All Hopkins request must be submitted by completing:
    - Application for Account Number   
    - Supplemental Account Information

    All Outside request must be submitted by completing:
    - Outside Application for Account
    This account mechanism prevents study services from being billed to a Johns Hopkins patient account.
  8. Pathology Research discounted pricing applicable to 5-digit study accounts established through our Department. Pricing can be obtained by sending a list of required tests to phone 410-502-4360, fax 410-955-0394.
    *Please visit our research pricing page (below) first.
  9. EPIC Research pricing can be obtained by contacting ; for your convenience the research pricing page now includes Epic EAP's that you may provide when contacting Clinical Research Support Services.

    Research pricing page for our most common tests.