A patient at an appointment giving blood for labs.



The Student Health Center (SHC) Laboratory is a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certified moderate complexity laboratory and licensed by the State of Nevada.

The laboratory has been accredited since 1996 by the Commission Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA), a national healthcare accreditation organization. Accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in daily operations, demonstrate continued accuracy in the performance of proficiency testing, and pass a rigorous on-site accreditation survey, which is performed every two years.

In addition, the UNLV SHC Laboratory has been the proud recipient of the COLA Laboratory Excellence Awards for six consecutive accreditation surveys. Award recipients are selected from among the COLA laboratories found to be compliant with all required criteria and have demonstrated successful proficiency testing.


Advanced appointments are available and encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome. Call 702-895-0280 to make an appointment and have your orders/test requisition available when you call. Questions regarding your lab orders will be asked to determine proper patient preparation prior to your appointment (eg. fasting, if applicable).

Bring the Following to Your Appointment

  1. Lab orders from the ordering provider (if seen outside of the Student Health Center/Faculty and Staff Treatment (FAST) Center).
  2. Insurance card, if applicable.

For testing required academic programs, internships, and UNLV Admissions, please call 702-895-0280 for more details. Your visit may be rescheduled if the above information is not available. Please note: If a maximum of three venipuncture attempts were made without success, you will be referred to a reference laboratory for specimen collection.


Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Friday:  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hours of operation are subject to change. Closed weekends and holidays. Please refer to UNLV Academic Calendar.


Laboratory: 702-895-0280