Children's Hospital Colorado

State-of-the-Art Laboratory Services

At Children’s Hospital Colorado, we treat the big things, the small things and everything in between.



The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services offers routine and rare laboratory services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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

Laboratory services at Children's Hospital Colorado

Our laboratory testing plays a key role in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of pediatric, adult and prenatal conditions. With state-of-the-art laboratory services, facilities and technologies, we support and guide quality patient care across the pediatric spectrum.

Our labs offer a wide range of high-quality lab screenings and diagnostic tests with rapid turnaround times, as well as an unmatched scope and capabilities, including diagnostic tests that aren't available anywhere else in the country. We provide access to the care and expertise of the Children’s Colorado specialists your child may need and laboratory services such as:

Clinical laboratory services and clinical labs

Our clinical pathologists focus on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease to support your child's care.

Our CAP-accredited clinical labs also improve physicians' ability to treat patients, as we provide the accurate results, expert insights and objective information they need to make the right decisions for their patients.

We have several clinical labs here at Children's Colorado, each providing unique expertise.

Pathology laboratory services and facilities

The goal of our Anatomic Pathology teams is to make accurate, specific and comprehensive diagnoses, enabling physicians to develop optimal treatment plans. Our pathologists are medical doctors who are specially trained in interpreting biopsy results and diagnosing a disease by examining tissue, blood and body fluid samples. The pathology laboratories help doctors diagnose or rule out diseases or conditions. We offer full anatomic pathology laboratory services, including:

  • Cytology
  • Histology
  • Autopsies
  • Flow cytometry
  • Electron microscopy

Genetics laboratories and facilities

The genetics laboratories within the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services aim to provide complete genetic solutions for genetic disorders. Our labs offer esoteric testing and next-generation sequencing for a wide range of genetic and cancer disorders.

How to schedule Outpatient Lab services

Families can schedule visits for our Outpatient Lab at the following Children’s Hospital Colorado locations:

You’ll have several options for scheduling appointments with our Outpatient Lab:

  • Your care team may schedule an appointment for you during your visit.
  • Call us at 720-777-0001.
  • Schedule through MyChart.

Walk-in visits are still available. Note that some types of collections will continue to be walk-in only. To see if your lab collection is eligible for scheduling, give us a call at 720-777-0001

Contact the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services

If you have questions regarding our department's capabilities, various laboratories, tests or how to proceed, browse our list of frequently asked questions or contact our Client Services Call Center.