Clinical Labs

Pathology Services

Direct to Consumer Laboratory Testing offers patients the opportunity to receive a variety of laboratory services without an appointment. Patients have the ability to pay for the service they need with cash or credit card and can come in to obtain the service. Results will only be sent to you.

To learn more about Direct to Consumer Laboratory Testing, visit the links included below:

San Luis Valley Health has a laboratory with two locations serving the public:

Both laboratories are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week for inpatient and emergency testing.

Accreditation

Our Regional Medical Center laboratory is inspected and accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The rigorous accreditation includes blind sample proficiency testing and regular on-site inspections.

Our Conejos County Hospital laboratory is accredited through CLIA, Clinical Laboratory Improvements Act with inspections by CMS. Conejos County Hospital also has blind sample proficiency testing and on-site inspections.

The personnel performing all testing are certified Medical Technologists, each with a Bachelor of Science Degree and a 12-month internship at a school of Medical Technology.

Capability

The laboratories perform approximately 180,000 tests per year and are capable of most analyses ordered by our physicians. Both the RMC and CCH laboratories have full-service capabilities in all areas.

For more information about RMC’s lab, contact Brent Lehto, Director of Laboratory, at (719) 587-1225. Our fax number is (719) 587-1374.

For more information about CCH’s lab, contact Myra Aquino, Laboratory Supervisor, at (719) 274-1226. Our fax number is (719) 274-6021.