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Laboratory Services

Laboratory services are critical in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. At Southwestern Medical Center, our laboratory is equipped with quality technology and staff. Our team is proficient across all lab functions including hematology, chemistry, coagulation, microbiology, and transfusion medicine.

The Department of Laboratory Services is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Our team includes phlebotomists, laboratory assistants, medical technologists, respiratory therapists, nurses, and pathologists.  Some laboratory tests are completed in less than 30 minutes, but some take two to three days.  The test results are then reported to the ordering physician.

Most testing for SWMC patients is performed on-site, but we utilize the services of quality reference laboratories, including LabCorp, for tests not available within our scope of service.

SWMC Laboratory Service Scope of Services

  • Clinical chemistry
  • Serology/Immunology
  • Toxicology
  • Endocrinology
  • Hematology
  • Coagulation
  • Blood Bank
  • Clinical Microscopy
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Point of care testing.

Anatomic pathology services are provided by Advanced Pathology/Cytocheck Laboratories affiliated with MAWD Pathology Group.  Tissue specimens and body fluids are examined for disease by board-certified pathologists.


Southwestern Medical Center is committed to providing the best laboratory services possible.  The laboratory is accredited by the Joint Commission, which requires performing quality control, quality assurance, and performance improvement activities, as well as successful participation in a certified proficiency testing program.

Patient safety or quality concerns about Laboratory Services provided at Southwestern Medical Center can be reported to The Joint Commission online or by mailing.


The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Blvd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
General inquiries: 630-792-5800