In the Allitems.aspx there is the CTX.listName which houses the GUID of the list. what I'm looking for is the GUID for the /_layouts/viewlsts.aspx
is this even possible?
Sounds like you want to get the SPList.ItemCount property; that's displayed by the viewlsts.aspx page (as opposed to SPList.Items.Count which will retrieve the list items that the current user has permissions to and then count them).
What's driving this? ie where are you needing to retrieve and use this information?