Clinical Laboratory Services

UnityPoint Health – Meriter Laboratories is a trusted provider of reference laboratory services for physicians, clinics, hospitals, researchers and skilled nursing facilities. We provide the most comprehensive package of services in a highly efficient and cost-effective method of delivery.

Our Quality Services and Staff

UnityPoint Health – Meriter Laboratories highly trained technical staff shares a common dedication to technical quality, superior service and confidentiality. Our technical staff of laboratory specialists and board-certified pathologists specializes in a wide range of disciplines, including:

  • Anatomical Pathology
  • Blood Bank
  • Chemistry
  • Cytology
  • Hematology
  • Histology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology

We have a willingness to expand or modify present services, and explore new ones. When you form a relationship with UnityPoint Health – Meriter Laboratories, our staff dedicates itself to providing technical support, educating your staff, supporting your own in-house procedures, and assisting in compliance with regulations and licensing requirements.

Specimen Collection and Transport

Precision in test results begins with a properly collected specimen. Our phlebotomists provide the support you need to collect the necessary samples. We offer an outpatient collection area and can arrange alternative site collection services when you need to collect samples at specific locations or times.

For clients with their own collection facilities, we provide up-to-date specimen collection information through our customized laboratory manual. We also are available for telephone consultation.

To maintain specimen integrity, the UnityPoint Health – Meriter Laboratories courier network provides timely specimen pickup and report delivery. With routine tests, our couriers deliver most reports within 24 hours after the specimen is picked up.

Our Reports

We've made our reports easy to read so you can quickly scan for abnormal results. Age and gender specific reference ranges print next to the results for further interpretive assistance. To assist with your record keeping, we send you test utilization summaries on a monthly basis and store back-up copies of your records.

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