Reference Laboratories (MRL)

M Health Fairview Reference Laboratories (MRL) is a full-service reference laboratory. Recognized regionally and nationally, we offer a full range of testing services with a strong emphasis on quality, accuracy, and timeliness. 
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Fairview Diagnostic Laboratories Lab Guide

Recognized regionally and nationally, the laboratory offers a full range of testing services, from acute care support to unique reference diagnostic testing, with a strong emphasis on quality, accuracy, and timeliness.

Services include: routine and complex testing, 24-hour clinical pathology and technical consultation, cost competitive pricing, cutting-edge technologies, educational opportunities, and special project assistance. Search the Fairview Lab Guide.


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Clinical program leadership from the University of Minnesota Health pathologists and clinical laboratory scientists which are accredited by the College of American Pathologists, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, and the American Association of Blood Banks, and compliance with CLIA regulations.


We pride ourselves in utilizing a highly defined and monitored quality improvement program to ensure accurate test results. Our teams incorporate Lean improvement techniques to improve quality and productivity. Availability and access to multiple laboratory sites throughout the Twin Cities metro area and greater Minnesota, with a dedication to quality, commitment, solutions, and services.


Our Approach

The specialists at M Health Fairview Reference Laboratories appreciate that healthcare is not one-size-fits-all. That is why we customize our service plan to best accommodate each individual client’s needs. We strive to create a holistic approach to healthcare and believe partnership is key for success. Collaboration with all areas of our outreach team takes place to identify gaps as well as opportunities for each client so we can be the complete solution for all your healthcare needs. Additionally, as you find your business needs changing, we will be there to help navigate those changes to continue to best suit your needs.

General laboratory services include:

  • Blood bank
  • Chemistry
  • Coagulation
  • Hematology
  • Therapeutic drug analysis
  • Toxicology
  • Urinalysis

Specialty laboratory services include:


  • Allergens

  • Andrology (Semen analysis, Advanced sperm testing) 

    • Sperm freezing for fertility preservation and in-vitro fertilization. 

  • Anatomic and surgical pathology  

    • Expert pathology interpretations by board certified pathologists, including specialists in gastrointestinal (GI) pathology and hematopathology Immunohistochemistry (IHC) stains

    • Biochemical genetics. 

    • In Situ Hybridization (ISH) special stains  

  • Cytogenetics – complete services 

  • Cytopathology  

    • SurePath® imaged pap smear technology

    • Non-GYN cytology 

    • Fine-needle aspirate (FNA) preparation and interpretation 

  • Electron Microscopy 

  • Fetal maturity testing by lamellar body count 

  • Flow cytometry 

  • Genomic center  

    • Next-generation genomic sequencing,

  • Prosigna breast cancer gene signature assay 

  • Hematopathology, bone marrow 

  • Immunology, HLA testing 

  • Infectious Disease Diagnostic Laboratory 

    • Bacteriology, parasitology, mycology 

  • Molecular diagnostics 

  • Pediatric Pathology 

  • Protein and endocrine testing 

  • Special coagulation (Esoteric coagulation) 

    • Coagulation abnormality assessments, Factor assays

Treatments, Tests, and Procedures

  • Endocrine Diagnostic Testing
  • Sperm Analysis
  • Sperm Testing


Listed are the services we provide:
Call your preferred location to schedule an appointment or submit an online request.