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The Laboratory at Aspen Valley Hospital is an around-the-clock, state-of-the-art facility that provides personalized customer service along with a comprehensive laboratory test menu. The size and rural location of our laboratory belies its extensive, high-tech automation and its broad scope of lab services. In addition, the AVH lab is affiliated with Mayo Medical Laboratories, the national reference laboratory for Mayo Clinic, located in Rochester, Minnesota. The AVH/Mayo collaboration consolidates reference testing, improves turnaround time, and strengthens Aspen Valley Hospital's efforts to provide exceptional laboratory services and patient care to the Aspen area community.

The AVH Laboratory is licensed by the Food & Drug Administration and the government agency known as CLIA which oversees clinical labs. The laboratory also receives regular accreditation from the College of American Pathologists and The Joint Commission.


The laboratory provides services to AVH customers and patients of all ages in the following areas:

     • Clinical Services

          —Chemistry, including Special Chemistry and Toxicology





          —Blood Banking-Transfusion Services

          —Microbiology, including Parasitology

          —Outreach Program, Outpatient Services

     • Anatomical Pathology

          —Frozen sections


Pathology Associates of the Roaring Fork Valley, PC provide clinical consulting 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Our pathologists are Dr. Rob Macaulay, M.D., and Dr. Frank Holmes, M.D.


For more information on Aspen Valley Hospital's Laboratory, please call 970.544.1570.