Pathology and Laboratory Services

Pathology and laboratory testing assists healthcare providers in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a multitude of medical conditions and diseases. If your doctor requests lab work to be performed, your specimen can be collected at any laboratory in the very clinic you are seen. If available, testing will also be performed in the clinic laboratory on site. We have high quality laboratory services and dedicated laboratory staff. We are committed to providing you and your doctor with the most efficient services and do so with compassion.  

The Denver Health laboratory is an accredited, full-service reference laboratory. We are designed to meet the clinical testing needs of physicians and their patients in local hospitals and specialty clinics with maximum convenience, response, quality and customer service.

Denver Health is now equipped to care for patients with ebola and other high risk pathogenic (HRP) diseases with a dedicated HRP laboratory. Medical laboratory scientists performing tests in suspected ebola or HRP patients are trained in safety requirements for handling specimens, appropriate personal protection equipment training and instrument decontamination protocols. 

Our Services

The Pathology and Laboratory Services department at Denver Health operates 24/7, 365 days a year and offers routine urgent clinical and anatomic pathology services. Our laboratory is staffed by highly qualified pathologists, medical lab scientists, pathologist assistants, cytotechnologists, histotechnologists, laboratory technicians and phlebotomy staff. We work tirelessly to provide high quality results with the lowest turn-around time, using state of the art laboratory equipment. 

For questions or referrals: Phone (303) 602-5200, Fax (303) 602-5261

Laboratory Procedure Catalog

We offer testing and diagnostics in the following areas:

Anatomic Pathology Services

  • Autopsy (decedent affairs)
  • Cytology
  • Histology
  • Frozen sections
  • Fine needle aspirate cytology
  • Surgical pathology

Clinical Laboratory Services

  • Transfusion services
  • Blood gas analysis
  • Clinical chemistry
  • Coagulation
  • Hematology
  • Immunology/serology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular diagnostics
  • Tuberculosis laboratory
  • Infectious disease 
  • Phlebotomy
  • Point of care testing
  • Reference lab referral testing
  • Urinalysis
  • High risk pathogen laboratory

Full Service Reference Laboratory Testing

The Denver Health Laboratory is an accredited, full-service reference laboratory. We are designed to meet the clinical testing needs of physicians and their patients in local hospitals and specialty clinics with maximum convenience, response, quality and customer service.

Services include:

  • Full laboratory services menu
  • Quick turn-around time, with most results available within 60 minutes
  • Friendly staff and live responses available 24/7
  • Requisitions
  • Competitive pricing
  • Electronic reports transmittal
  • Courier services provided depending on location

For more information, please contact Patricia Ross MLS, (ASCP) CM, Director of Laboratory Administration at  patricia.ross@dhha.org.

Licensure, Accreditations and Certifications

Our laboratory holds accreditations or licensing from:

  • The Joint Commission Laboratory Accreditation
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • CLIA Licensure

Education

The School of Medical Laboratory Science is an 11-month, hospital-based education program offered by Denver Health and is designed to provide theoretical knowledge and student and clinical laboratory experiences in all laboratory disciplines. Our program accepts eight students per year and has a 100 percent pass rate on the ASCP board of certification MLS exam, a 100 percent graduation rate and a 100 percent employment rate.