United Clinical Laboratories

Providing laboratory services to the tri-state area since 1986

United Clinical Laboratories (UCL) is a medical laboratory providing routine, emergency and reference laboratory services to Dubuque's major health care providers and people residing within a 50-mile radius.

UCL is recognized both locally and nationally for its commitment to quality and its innovative use of resources and technology.

We operate at six sites:

UCL is a consolidated laboratory with standardized equipment, procedures, and staff training. We are able to provide services to a broad base of medical and industrial clients with ever changing needs.

Our Partners:

Dubuque Pathology Associates provides Medical Directors for United Clinical Laboratories.

September is Cholesterol Awareness Month

Screening is the key to detecting high cholesterol. Because high cholesterol does not have symptoms, many people do not know that their cholesterol is too high. Your doctor can do a simple blood test to check your cholesterol level.

The National Cholesterol Education Program recommends that adults aged 20 years or older have their cholesterol checked every 5 years.

You may need to have your cholesterol checked more often if any of the following statements applies to you:

  • Your total cholesterol is 200 mg/dL or higher.
  • You are a man older than age 45 or a woman older than age 50.
  • Your HDL cholesterol is lower than 40 mg/dL.
  • You have other risk factors for heart disease and stroke.
  • Although the number of people who said they were screened for cholesterol within the previous 5 years increased from 73% to 76% from 2005-2009, only a handful of states have met the 82% Healthy People 2020 objective, and disparities in getting screened persist.

For additional information, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/features/cholesterolawareness

Cholesterol Tests You Can Order:

  • Wellness Panel A (885)

    • Lipid panel
  • Wellness Panel B (820)

    • Lipid panel
    • Glucose
  • Wellness Panel C (821)

    • Lipid panel
    • Glucose
    • CBC
  • Wellness Panel D (822)

    • Lipid panel
    • Basic Metabolic Panel
      Includes: Glucose, Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Total CO2, Calcium, Creatinine, and BUN
    • CBC
  • Read Ordering Tests on Yourself for more information and pricing.