About Mercy

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 pathology specialties and subspecialties. MCL performs testing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

More than 200 employees work for MCL including pathologists, specialized technologists and administrative support staff. Click here to learn more about MCL's nine pathologists.

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).

Our Mission

MCL is a full-service, hospital-based laboratory with locations at Mercy Medical Center–Des Moines and Mercy Medical Center–West Lakes in West Des Moines. 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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1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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