General Laboratory Guidelines

Refer to the University of Colorado Hospital Clinical Laboratory Test Catalog for the most current and complete specimen collection and testing information:

Test Catalog

Need to collect and send specimens to Cytology, Histology, or Surgical Pathology?  Go to the UCD Pathology  page.

Cerebrospinal fluid specimens
Client services provided by the clinical laboratory
Client services specimen packaging and transport
Instructions for microbiology specimen collection
Laboratory computer system
Nasal Wash and Swab Collection
Packaging and transporting specimens to the laboratory – inpatients and outpatients
Specimen collection and processing procedures
Stat test turnaround times
Specimen labeling
Stool collection guide
Urine collection