Laboratory

The Midwest Medical Center Hospital in-patient and out-patient laboratory serves our patients and referring physicians by offering state-of-the-art technology, close to home. We promise friendly, personal service and quick result reporting to all we serve. We are located on the main floor of the hospital, situated between our Emergency and Surgery departments. You can expect efficient out-patient services and while no appointment is necessary, we do recommend you call ahead to ensure minimal wait time. When you arrive, simply stop by the front reception desk with your physician order and our receptionist will be glad to assist you.

Our Team

  • Dr. Vanderheyden, Pathologist (not pictured)
  • Arica Schmidt, Laboratory Director
  • Michelle Schuetz, Laboratory Technologist
  • Cory Fleege, Laboratory Technologist
  • Glenna McNeely, Laboratory Technologist
  • Melissa Harris, Laboratory Technologist
  • Emily Thompson, Laboratory Technologist

Our Services


In the event your physician orders a specialty test that must be referred to a reference laboratory, we have established strong relationship with United Clinical Laboratories and Mayo Medical Laboratories. We are also fortunate to have on our staff, a board certified pathologist who is also faculty/staff at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Rockford. In-house, we have the capability to offer testing in the following areas:

  • Blood Bank
  • Blood Gases
  • Chemistry
  • Coagulation
  • Hematology
  • Microbiology
  • Special Chemistry

Working with the Community

The Midwest Medical Center Laboratory works cooperatively with the Jo Daviess Health Department to offer “Hypertension and Cholesterol Screens.” Contact Midwest Medical Center Laboratory at 815-777-6421 for dates and sites of the screens or view the link below. The Midwest Medical Center Laboratory also serves Midwest Health Clinic, Medical Associates, Dubuque Internal Medicine, Woman Wellness Center, and numerous home health agencies.


Health Screening Schedule