The Clinical Laboratory of University of Colorado Hospital in metro Denver is accredited by the College of American Pathologists and all relevant state and federal agencies.

Laboratory specialty activities are directed by experts in their area of clinical specialization who are available for consultation. Medical Directors of any specialty may be called directly (see “Contacts” below) or contacted through the Clinical Laboratory at 720-848-4401.

The laboratory participates extensively in the Proficiency Testing Programs of the College of American Pathologists as well as other specialized proficiency testing programs.


Accreditation and licensure

Accreditation and licensure

Certificates and accreditations


Annual Laboratory Compliance Notice to Providers

CPT Code Changes for 2018

UCH Clinical Laboratory Reflex Test Protocols

Custom Profiles at UCH Clinical Laboratory (under construction)


Compliance Statement, Laboratory-developed Tests (LDTs):

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by University of Colorado Hospital Authority. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The laboratory is regulated under CLIA as qualified to perform high-complexity testing. This test is used for clinical purposes. It should not be regarded as investigational or for research.

Critical values

Critical values

Illustrated collection guides

Blood Culture Collection Guide

Neonatal Blood Collection Guide

Right Swab for the Job

Specimen Collection Tube Guide

Stool Collection Guide

Tips for Improving Heelstick Collection Technique

Urine Specimen Collection System Guide

Location information and hours

Location information and hours

News and updates

News and updates

Archive news and updates

Point of care testing forms

Point of Care Testing Forms have been moved to the “Forms and Documents” page of the UCH Intranet (the Source). Click here to go to Point of Care Testing forms.

Specimen collecting and handling guide

Click here to view the specimen collection and handling guide

Staff contacts

Staff contacts

Transfusion services

Blood Bank Test Information and Special Instructions

Circular of Information for the Use of Human Blood and Blood Components

Guidelines for Blood Transfusion

Massive Transfusion Protocol

Form: Physician Order of Autologous and Directed Donation

Virus epidemiology

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