Northwest Clinical Laboratories (NCL) is a full-service, state-of-the-art clinical testing provider for our system of care. It is fully accredited by the College of American Pathologists.
We perform more than one million lab tests each year. Overseen by eight board-certified pathologists, a PhD chemist and a clinical microbiology consultant, we provide the following testing services:
Our laboratories are fully automated with integrated IT platforms. We consistently deploy new technology as we strive to deliver the most accurate and timely test results possible.
A dedicated courier service seven days a week, easy electronic ordering of tests and a staffed customer service line for general inquiries and consultations means you and your physician will have the results in a timely manner. Secure reporting of lab results to your physician’s office gives you peace of mind that your information remains private.
We are fully prepared and ready to safely welcome you, following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health authorities, using the best practices for hygiene, infection control and social distancing. Don’t wait to get the care you need. See how we’re keeping you safe.
Your lab results will be available in MyChart to ensure the continuity of your care. If you haven’t already, sign up for NCH MyChart to manage all your health information online.
NCL provides in-network services for all major payors, including Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL), Cigna, Humana, Medicaid, Medicare, UnitedHealthcare and many others. Contact our customer service department at 847-618-6000 for questions about insurance or for a comprehensive list of our in-network partners.
Routine specimen collection is available at any of our convenient locations near you. Walk-ins are welcome.