University Reference Laboratories (URL) provides the high quality laboratory testing and the expertise of the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Clinical Laboratories to community health care institutions and professionals throughout Ohio and beyond. The added value we offer includes our clinical setting, regional focus, state-of-the-art technology (second generation automated system), education and research. Most important are our people; pathologists, physicians, laboratorians, customer service and couriers who make the difference between just purchasing a service and forming a lasting, mutually beneficial partnership.

Our mission is to complement the laboratory services that are available and support with specialized, state-of-the-art tests and services.

Client Services

Client services at University Reference Laboratories are available at 614-293-9281 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.


URL Account Information

Billing Options:

URL Client or Account Billing
URL Insurance / Third Party Billing
Tax ID: 31-1416337


All specimens submitted to the laboratories must have accurate, complete and legible patient identification on the specimen container, whether primary or aliquot. Identification of the specimen must include both the patient's full legal name and identification number.

For safety purposes rather than glass, whenever available PLASTIC SPECIMEN CONTAINERS are to be used. All specimens must be submitted in a rigid, puncture resistant, sealed container.

In accordance with OSHA safety regulations, all primary specimen containers must be leak proof and placed in a secondary leak proof container for transport to the laboratory. Securely sealed biohazard specimen transport bags are used for this purpose. Requisition forms are to be placed in the outer pocket.

Shipper's responsibilities include identifying, classifying, packaging and marking/labeling hazardous materials or dangerous goods according to all national and international governmental regulations.

Please contact URL Customer Service before sending a package by UPS or FedEx to insure proper shipping.

Packages should be shipped to:

University Reference Laboratories
680 Ackerman Road
Building 4, Suite D-405
Columbus, OH 43202