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At the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services at Children's Hospital Colorado, we provide around-the-clock pathology and clinical laboratory services for our patients, community providers and physicians around the globe.
Our laboratories are staffed with highly skilled pathologists, medical scientists and technical personnel utilizing the most current, reputable technologies.
With state-of-the-art facilities and a large, multidisciplinary team of pathology and laboratory medicine experts, we're able to provide the highest quality of patient care by:
At the Children's Hospital Colorado laboratory, we offer laboratory services and testing – ranging from the routine and common to the highly specialized and one-of-a-kind – for children, adults and babies who've yet to be born.
Our lab and pathology services include:
And by working closely with other teams throughout our hospital and clinical laboratory, our medical team aids in the diagnosis of many diseases, including:
We believe that quality care should be accessible, which is why we perform kid-friendly tests and provide expert pediatric pathology and laboratory services across the hospital and throughout the state. From our patient rooms to your home town, the answers you need are never out of reach.
Learn more about our state-of-the-art lab facilities at Children's Colorado.
At our Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services, you'll find care that goes beyond medicine.
Every aspect of our laboratory, services and your experience is tailored to kids and their unique physical and emotional needs. That means that everything, from our waiting room and equipment, to the tests and how we delivery their results, is centered around children.
Some of the ways we care for kids include:
Here at Children's Colorado, we treat kids and only kids. This means our laboratories are staffed with experts in pediatric pathology, and the clinicians who draw your child's blood have extensive training in pediatric phlebotomy.
Because of this specialization:
The results of these tests are accurate, tailored to each patient and offer the insights needed to formulate the proper treatment plan.
No kid likes needles, which is why we perform finger sticks and heel sticks as often as possible. And when we need a larger sample and have to draw blood from a vein (venipuncture), we use the smallest possible needle: the butterfly needle.
We also use heel and hand warmers to warm the site where we'll be drawing blood and to increase circulation and blood flow. Even though this takes a little more time, we believe it's important to go the extra mile so your child is as comfortable as possible.
At the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services, we make the testing process easier on the whole family. We've brought dedicated experts who love to care for kids to our state-of-the-art outpatient, POC, clinical, pathology and genetics laboratory facilities.
Parents choose the Children's Hospital Colorado laboratory because they know our team can get the samples they need, even if their kid is scared of needles. And healthcare professionals send their patients and samples here because they know we have the insights, abilities and equipment these kids need.
Here you'll find:
At the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services, we're able to get our patients and their parents the answers you need quickly.
We offer great turn-around times, so you're not left wondering or worrying longer than you have to. And, your child is just steps away from over 3,000 pediatric experts who are ready to manage their care and handle whatever the test results show.
If you have questions regarding our department's capabilities, tests or how to proceed, browse our list of frequently asked questions or contact our Client Services Call Center.
Pathology - Pediatric
Pathology, Pathology - Pediatric