Laboratory

LaboratoryThe Vail Valley Medical Center Laboratory is open 24 hours/day, seven days/week. Located on the second floor of the hospital, the laboratory welcomes outpatients from 7 AM to 8 PM, seven days/week. Our phone number is (970) 479-7280.

The laboratory's team of experts include board-certified pathologists, accredited medical technologists and skilled laboratory assistants, who are available for consultations, questions and educational seminars. The laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists and offers a broad in-house pathology and blood work menu to best serve the needs of our patients and physicians.

The Laboratory is a service of Vail Valley Medical Center.

Laboratory Frequently Asked Questions

When can I expect my test results to be available?

The results for most tests are available the same or next day and are provided to your physician.

May I eat before having my blood drawn?

If your doctor orders a blood sugar, chemistry profile, lipid profile, cholesterol or triglyceride test, do not eat for 10 hours prior to having your blood drawn. Call the lab at (970) 479-7280 if you are unsure about other tests.

Do I need a physician's order for lab services?

Yes, the lab needs a physician's written request before we can collect or perform any test. Physicians can mail, fax or phone orders to the laboratory. Phone orders must be followed up by a written request.

Mailing Address: Vail Valley Medical Center | Attention Laboratory | PO Box 40,000
Vail, CO 81658
Phone: (970) 479-7280
Fax: (970) 479-7186

Can I receive a copy of my lab test results?

You may obtain a copy of your results from the hospital's medical records department or directly from your physician.

Am I able to get the prices of the tests prior to coming to the lab?

To receive pricing for tests, call the lab directly at (970) 479-7280.

Do I need to call and make an appointment for outpatient laboratory services?

Appointments are not necessary for most outpatient services; however, please call (970) 479-7280 to make an appointment for the following services:

  • Therapeutic phlebotomies
  • Male fertility testing
  • Organ donor screening tests that need to be sent to a special laboratory as indicated by your physician.

Location & Hours of Operation:
The laboratory is located on the second floor of the hospital and is open 24 hours/day, seven days/week. Outpatients are welcome from 7 AM to 8 PM, 7 days/week. Our phone number is (970) 479-7280, and our fax is (970) 479-7186.