Memorial Lab Services performs tests in both inpatient and outpatient settings to support the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.
We can help you know what to expect before, during and after your test. Use this information, and always follow the directions your physician’s office gives you to prepare for a test. This will ensure your results can be used, and are accurate.
Your physician or nurse will go over the results of your tests with you. You also have the legal right to request a pathology report.
Clinical laboratory testing is performed by medical lab technologists, who have four years of education, and medical lab technicians, who have two years of education.
Pathologists are physicians who oversee the quality of the laboratory testing. There are also other sci-entists (chemists, microbiologists), laboratory assistants and phlebotomists.
Memorial's laboratory also provides a clinical site for Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) students from UIS and ISU. We teach CLS students how to provide quality test results that help physicians provide the best possible patient care.
A pathology report is a medical document written by a pathologist.
The report contains highly technical medical terms because it is a communication between physicians. We have created a document to help you know how to read your pathology report:
How to Read Your Pathology Report
Accreditations and Certifications
Memorial Lab Services has been recognized for quality and safety by several national organizations. We are certified by:
- College of American Pathologists (CAP)
- Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)
- American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) for Blood Bank Services
- American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (AHSI) for Transplant Lab