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Mercy Clinical Laboratory

Mercy Clinical Laboratory (MCL), the laboratory of Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines, is a full-service, hospital-based laboratory offering testing in numerous specialties and subspecialties. MCL performs testing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and serves over 25 communities within a 75 mile radius of Des Moines.

More than 200 employees work for MCL including specialized technologists and administrative support staff. Mercy works directly with the pathology group led by Chief of Pathology Dr. Matthew Andres, which provides medical direction to the laboratory, consultative services to the medical staff, and comprehensive surgical pathology services.  

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Accreditation and Licensure

MCL is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The CAP accreditation is recognized by both the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

Mercy Clinical Laboratory is accredited and licensed by the following:

Downloadable certificates:  CLIA  |  CAP

Our Mission

For more than 20 years, MCL has provided services to all Mercy operated facilities, physician offices, hospitals and long term care facilities throughout Iowa. Our mission is “To provide accurate, accessible, and timely laboratory results to healthcare providers and patients.”


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(515) 247-3121
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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