Our Services

Laboratory

The Laboratory at Gunnison Valley Health is proud to be accredited by The College of American Pathologists (CAP), a prestigious accreditation not easily upheld, as well as by The Joint Commission. We are staffed by board-certified Medical Technologists and certified phlebotomists under the the direction of two pathologists, Dr. Michael Benziger and Dr. Nicholas Radovich. Many of our team members have been here at GVH for 10 years or more! The laboratory staff works diligently to stay informed about and competent with today’s ever-changing technologies. We strive to obtain the most accurate, efficient and quality results in order to help you, the patient, be diagnosed and treated without delay.

GVH Laboratory houses state-of-the-art equipment which enables us to perform a broad range of laboratory testing not usually available in small hospitals. In addition to our ample menu for performing blood, body fluid, culture, and transfusion testing, we utilize Mayo Medical Laboratories as our primary reference lab for the less common tests. These reference lab specimens are delivered via air to Mayo Medical Laboratory, and the test results are often available the next day.

Located within Gunnison Valley Hospital, the laboratory at Gunnison Valley Health serves the entire Gunnison Valley. Specimens are couriered to the lab from clinics in Crested Butte, Mt. Crested Butte, Gunnison and Lake City. Pathology specimens (tissue biopsies and other “surgical” specimens) are couriered out to Intermountain Pathology at Montrose Memorial Hospital. Meanwhile, we are always working hard to provide rapid, accurate test results for walk-in outpatients, the GVH Emergency Room, the Operating Room, Obstetrics and hospital inpatients as well.


Need Lab Tests?

Gunnison Valley Health Laboratory requires a signed order by a Licensed Independent Practitioner. This order can be faxed directly to Outpatient Registration at 970-641-7211.

If you are from out of town, welcome! Make sure your signed order also gives us the phone number and fax number of the doctor who will be awaiting your results.

Outpatients who come to the hospital for lab tests should first register at the front desk in the lobby at the main entrance. Don’t forget to bring your insurance information and a form of identification! Take your morning medications as usual UNLESS your doctor has instructed differently. Some blood tests require 8-12 hours of fasting. (Drinking water is O.K.) Please ask your doctor or call the laboratory at 970-641-7259 to find out what preparations you may need to make.

We look forward to serving you!


HOURS: Mon. – Fri. 7:30 am – 6:00 pm • Sat. 9:00 am – Noon
(On Saturdays please enter the hospital through the Emergency Room walk-in entrance and register as an outpatient there at the ER desk.)


Gunnison Valley Health Laboratory
711 North Taylor Street | Gunnison, CO 81230 | 970-641-7259