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:
- UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital — Dubuque
- Mercy Medical Center — Dubuque
- Mercy Medical Center — Dyersville
- Medical Associates — Maquoketa
- UCL West Draw Site — Dubuque
- Administrative Offices — Cathedral Square — Dubuque — not a draw site
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.
Dubuque Pathology Associates provides Medical Directors for United Clinical Laboratories.
What is the Pathology examination and how is it done?
To better understand what is going on with your body, your physician may order a pathology exam of tissue (like skin) or fluid that was removed. This evaluation is performed by Pathology Associates of Dubuque and United Clinical Laboratories.
The pathology examination is a complex process that involves many people and many steps. It is critical for the evaluation of infection, neoplasm, or genetic abnormalities. The valuable information generated by the pathology examination is used by your physician to best determine the course of your care. Often the pathology examination is a key part in determining the presence or absence of cancer. It provides information on how best to treat the cancer if it is present.