Children's Hospital Colorado

Information About Lab Requisitions, Orders and Services

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It's our goal to deliver timely, accurate test results and provide the insight and expertise you need to formulate optimal treatment plans and obtain better patient outcomes.

In addition to fulfilling requisitions for our patients at Children's Hospital Colorado, our state-of-the-art labs provide reference services for doctors around the world.

Laboratory medicine resources

As a partner in patient care, our hospital and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services offer valuable tools and resources to support and elevate referring physicians' practice.

  • Bug Watch (.pdf) is a weekly surveillance publication depicting trends in common circulating viruses and B. pertussis in children throughout the Children's Colorado system.
  • The Bugs and Drugs Handbook (.pdf) is published annually to provide antimicrobial data that can be used to select drugs for appropriate empiric therapy.

Lab requisitions and specimen collections

Our laboratory specialists have compiled instructions, guidelines and resources for providers requesting a lab requisition from the Children's Colorado labs.

Browse our downloadable lab requisition forms and general and special collection instructions.

Laboratory Test Directory

In our Laboratory Test Directory, referring providers can find everything they need to submit a specimen and/or requisition to our laboratories, including:

  • Complete laboratory collection instructions for all types of specimens
  • Transport and specimen labeling instructions
  • Tips for test use and interpretation
  • Specimen requirements

Search our laboratory test directory

"Whether we're calling referring providers with a critical patient's preliminary results or optimizing ordering processes, we're committed to developing and maintaining strong relationships with these partners and getting their patients the highest quality test results in the shortest amount of time."
— Amy Treece, MD

Pediatric education opportunities

Our partnership with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, home to one of the best departments of pediatrics in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report, enables us to offer ongoing continuing education opportunities.

Our pediatric lab certificates and accreditation

Our laboratory facilities at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services are accredited by:

View our laboratory certificates and licenses and learn more about our accreditation.

Quality and patient safety is our priority

For more than a decade, U.S. News & World Report has ranked our hospital as one of the best children's hospitals in the nation. Children's Colorado has also been the consistent choice of local physicians for the care of their loved ones.

By tracking, measuring and reporting on outcomes, patient experience, and quality and safety measures, we're able to continually improve the safety and quality of the care we provide. As we continually improve our laboratory services and operations, we uphold excellence in pathology and laboratory medicine.

Read more about Quality & Patient Safety at Children's Colorado.

Lab facilities and resources

Our clinical, pathological and genetic laboratories provide local, regional and national physicians with a full range of diagnostic services that inform their patient care.

Have questions about lab requisitions or the Laboratory Test Directory?

For health professionals interested in sending us a specimen or in need of more information about our test menu, please contact our Lab Outreach Coordinator via email at LabOutreach@childrenscolorado.org or by phone at 720-777-2723.

For all other questions, please contact Lab Client Services by email or by phone at 720-777-6711.