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Holiday Closure

In observance of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day, National Jewish Health Advanced Diagnostic Laboratories will officially be closed on: Thursday, November 27, 2014 Friday, November 28, 2014 Thursday, December 25, 2014 Thursday, January 1, 2015 However, our mycobacteriology laboratory will be open and accepting specimens in order to identify highly infectious tuberculosis (TB) patients as quickly as possible.

Please note that shipping providers (FedEx, UPS) will not deliver or pick up packages on Thursday, November 27, 2014, Thursday, December 25, 2014, or Thursday, January 1, 2015. Various shipment receiving schedules have been modified to ensure specimen integrity.

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Specimen Submission Policy

Packaging and shipping of diagnostic specimens must comply with international and federal shipping guidelines.

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Improperly Labeled Specimens

Advanced Diagnostic Laboratories at National Jewish Health will not accept any specimen that is not properly and completely identified. On a tube, we require two unique patient identifiers.

The requisition that accompanies the sample must have the:

  • ordering, resulting and billing entity name
  • phone number
  • address
  • fax number
  • contact name
Animal Specimens
Exempt Patient Specimens
Glass Tubes
Infectious Substances
Temperature Requirements