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.
February is American Heart Month
We at UCL care about your health and your heart! For American Hearth Month, please be sure to eat a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables, get plenty of excersize, and have your cholesterol and lipids checked.
UCL offers a full Lipid Panel for our walk in clients, no doctor's visit necessary. For more information, please look over our Self Ordered Tests.
February 7 is National Wear Red Day
Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. Spread awareness by Going Red on February 7.
What Lipids Mean for Your Heart Health
Cholesterol and triglycerides are two major categories of lipids which are important to us because they are instrumental in the development of atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease which, in time, can lead to heart attack.
Although we often think of lipids in a negative light, they are actually critical to the proper functioning of our bodies. For example, cholesterol is a precursor molecule needed for the formation of normal steroid hormones, and it serves as a fundamental building block for cells in the body.