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UC MedLabs

A core component of the world-renowned University of Chicago Medicine, UC MedLabs can effectively meet your every clinical laboratory need with:

  • Quality testing
  • Excellent turnaround time
  • Courier service
  • 24/7 staffing
  • Dedicated service representatives
  • Compassionate concern

UC MedLabs offers global reference laboratory services operating within University of Chicago Medicine's Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. We provide reference laboratory testing to various related and unrelated healthcare entities of the University of Chicago Medicine, managed care organizations and non-affiliated hospitals, outpatient clinics and private physicians' offices. We offer a full range of diagnostic services in both clinical and anatomical pathology and have various areas of expertise, such as flow cytometry and molecular diagnostics. UC MedLabs maintain a knowledgeable and highly professional staff available to meet the needs of our clients.

As an integrated part of the University of Chicago since 1980, we have the ability to:

  • Offer extensive consultation services through University of Chicago's clinical practices, which include more than 700 physicians and scientists.
  • Develop sophisticated systems and procedures to serve the diverse needs of our clients.

Learn more about:
Our mission and values
Laboratory services
Laboratory referral (send out) service
Courier service
How clients can log in to our online system

Our Mission and Values

Our mission is to support the local delivery of laboratory services by providing comprehensive outreach support, clinical expertise and consultation services that facilitate the health care needs of our clients.

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Our Specialties

  • Blood bank/transfusion medicine
  • Clinical chemistry/toxicology
  • Clinical microbiology/immunology
  • Coagulation
  • Endocrinology
  • Hematology/hematopathology
  • Molecular diagnostics
  • Anatomic pathology
  • Clinical research
  • Autopsy services

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Laboratory Services

The Laboratory Service Center at UC MedLabs offers comprehensive technical support and customer service for our clients. This area is staffed with trained medical technologists, medical technicians and clerical personnel. The representatives are responsible for specimen reception, test ordering, pre-analytical specimen processing, quality assurance and exceptions handling. They also are available to answer clients inquires and provide assistance in areas such as:

  • Test results
  • Test availability
  • Specimen requirements
  • Specimen collection and transport
  • Turnaround time

Representatives for these services are available 24 hours a day, 7days a week, including holidays. To reach them, please call (773) 702-1316.

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Laboratory Referral (Send out) Service

Tests which are not performed by UC MedLabs are processed and sent out to our primary reference laboratory partner, Mayo Medical Laboratories, through the laboratory referral service area. The test listing section of the handbook will indicate if the test is performed by UC MedLabs or referred to Mayo Medical Laboratories. Representatives for these services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. To reach them, please call (773) 702-1316.

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Courier Service

UC MedLabs provides courier service for transport of specimens (clinical and anatomical pathology) to our main testing facilities at the University of Chicago Medicine. Clients can arrange for scheduled pick-ups or can call the courier as needed. A lock box will be supplied if specimens will be picked up after office hours. Each courier is equipped with special storage containers to ensure the integrity of specimens during transport to the laboratory.

New clients can arrange for courier service with their UC MedLabs Outreach Service Specialists. We will review courier schedules periodically to ensure the best service. STAT or "as needed" pick-ups can be obtained by calling the courier directly at (847) 517-1903.

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A limited amount of supplies for specimen collection are provided for UC MedLabs' clients based on utilization of services. Orders are placed and supplies are shipped from our distribution centers to client sites. Please use UC MedLabs supply requisition when ordering. Call (773) 834-4070.

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Client Login

To log in to our online order entry system, please visit (our third party vendor) and log in in the top right hand corner.

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Contact Us

UC MedLabs
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Room S-023
Chicago, IL 60637

Phone: (773) 702-3611
Fax: (773) 834-4082

Anthony Chang, MD

Associate Director
Gladell Paner, MD

Assistant Director
Lisa Abbo, MJ, MHA, DLM(ASCP)