Welcome to the Neuromuscular Pathology Lab at the University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus


The Neuromuscular Pathology Lab has important updated information!!!

Please notify the Neuromuscular Pathology Office ON THE DAY you plan to send a biopsy, Jacob Bockhorst, 303-724-2188. We are available to receive specimens between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday. After hours specimen can be delivered to Gross Room drop off.

Providers have a couple of options for sending biopsy.  For the best result, we prefer same day delivery. If this is not possible, please keep biopsy in the refrigerator overnight & courier to us the next morning. Another option is to send the biopsy via FedEx overnight to be arrive the following morning.



Address for delivery via courier service:                    Address for delivery overnight by FedEx:


University of Colorado Hospital – AIP                        UC Denver at AMC

Surgical Pathology - Gross Room Drop-off               Attn: CU Neuromuscular Pathology Lab

12605 E. 16th Ave.                                                         12700 East 19th Ave.

3rd Floor, Window 3.124                                                P15-5450A

Aurora, CO 80045                                                          Aurora, CO 80045


 

1. PLEASE CALL AHEAD AND CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR AVAILABILITY DURING THE HOLIDAYS. Our lab operates on the University of Colorado Anschutz holiday schedule. Please notify the Neuromuscular Pathology Office ON THE DAY you plan to send a biopsy and let us know when to expect the specimen. We are available to receive specimens between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM Monday thru Friday. Please notify one of the following lab members:

          a. Jacob Bockhorst, Neuromuscular Administrative Assistant:

                    i. Phone: 303-724-2188

          b. Wanida Stevens, Professional Research Assistant and Histology Technician:

                    i. Phone: 303-724-4342

          c. Neuromuscular Fellow:

                    i. Pager: 303-266-5268

2. Deliver the specimen as soon as possible to addresses above:

3. Please fill out the Neuromuscular Pathology Lab Specimen Form; including a clinical question and clinical summary, information about history and exam, and electrophysiological and laboratory evaluations to help us more fully evaluate the patient's tissue.

4. Indicate who should receive the final report (referring physician, hospital, pathologist) along with a mailing address and telephone number. The full battery of tests takes 1 week to complete.

5. University Hospital's policy is to bill the sending hospital. We will not bill patient's insurance.

 

If you are delivering a biopsy after 4:30pm OR on a day when our office is closed, please deliver to UCHealth Pathology in the Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion. Take elevator D to the 3rd floor, turn right out of the elevators, and continue down the hallway to window 3.124 "Gross Room drop-off." UCHealth Pathology will contact our office for pick up. Otherwise, wrap the specimen in moist saline gauze, place in a refrigerator, and send by STAT currier on the next day of business.