• Laboratory Services

  • The goal of Mercy Regional Medical Center's Laboratory is to improve patient care in the Four Corners region by providing timely, accurate, and cost-effective testing services for healthcare providers and patients.

    Our staff is committed to meeting the complex needs and high standards of the region's healthcare providers as well as the individual patients. Our clients' needs are always foremost to us and we continually strive to improve the manner in which our services are delivered.


    Our Laboratory performs more than 300,000 procedures per year, providing a full-range of laboratory testing services, including:

    • Anatomical pathology
    • Chemistry
    • Coagulation
    • Hematology
    • Hematopathology
    • Microbiology
    • Oncologic pathology
    • Transfusion services
    • Urinalysis

    The extensive range of tests performed in-house at Mercy Regional Medical Center Laboratory guarantees specimen integrity, stat testing abilities, and turnaround times that are unmatched by any other laboratory service available in the area. Mercy's Laboratory also provides specialty testing capabilities through its affiliation with Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories (PAML), one of the leading reference laboratories in the country. We understand that our clients' individual needs vary, and we will customize our services as needed.

    Direct Access "Patient-ordered" Testing

    Mercy Regional Medical Center continually strives to develop ways to meet the needs of our healthcare providers and their patients. In an attempt to provide affordable, convenient, and confidential laboratory testing, Mercy Regional Medical Center's Laboratory offers a Direct Access Testing program, with 40 tests that can be ordered either directly by the patient or their healthcare provider. Direct Access patients should visit our laboratory facilities in Durango, Colorado or Aztec, New Mexico for specimen collection. Payment for service is due at the time of specimen collection. Cash, credit cards, and personal checks are accepted.

    Click here for more information on Direct Access Testing, including: tests available, cost, testing process and contact/location information.

    Skilled Staff

    Mercy Regional Medical Center's Laboratory staff is highly skilled and educated, with more than 20 medical technologists who have a combined 300+ years of laboratory experience.

    Mercy's locally based pathologists are fellowship trained and board certified in anatomic, clinical, and cytopathology. They also have additional training and extensive experience in gynecologic pathology and hematopathology. Through their affiliation with Ameripath, they have direct access to additional subspecialists in genitourinary pathology, esoteric surgical pathology, gastrointestinal pathology, dermatopathology and molecular science.

    Accredited Testing Services

    Mercy Regional Medical Center's Laboratory is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO), fully complies with the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and all state and federal standards.

    Hours and Contact Information

    The Mercy Regional Medical Center Laboratory, located at the main campus of Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango, Colorado, is available for performing your testing needs with services available at a variety of convenient locations and hours in Durango and Aztec, New Mexico:

    Tel: (970) 764-1100
    Fax: (970) 764-1109
    Gail Edelen , Director, (970) 764-1110
    Susan Smith , Laboratory Supervisor, (970) 764-1105

    Mercy Regional Medical Center, main campus, main lobby
    Address: 1010 Three Springs Blvd, Durango
    Tel: (970) 764-1100
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Mercy Diagnostic Services
    Address: 2577 North Main Avenue, Durango
    Tel: (970) 764-1180
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., closed 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.; Saturday/Sunday, 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Mercy Urgent Care at Durango Mountain Resort
    Address: 10 Purgatory Blvd., Durango Mountain Resort
    Tel: (970) 259-4553
    Hours: Open daily, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Mercy Diagnostic Services, Aztec, NM
    Address: 601 South Rio Grande Avenue
    Tel: (505) 334-5640
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Saturday/Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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