Clinical Immunodiagnostic and
Research Laboratory (CIRL) 

A Jeffrey Modell Diagnostic Center for Primary Immunodeficiency

The Clinical Immunodiagnostic and Research Laboratory (CIRL) provides a comprehensive panel of diagnostic services using state-of-the-art flow cytometric instrumentation and the latest scientific discoveries to provide innovative methods in the detection, diagnosis and treatment assessment of immunologic, hematologic, and oncologic disease states. 

The Clinical Immunodiagnostic and Research Laboratory (CIRL) plays an integral role in facilitating the rapid translation of scientific observations into clinical applications.  The genesis of novel diagnostics originates from collaborative efforts with the Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology Center.

With a strong product development group and access to additional expertise available from cutting-edge scientific investigations at the Medical College of Wisconsin, the Clinical Immunodiagnostic and Research Laboratory is adept to deliver high quality diagnostic services.

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  CIRL Forms

*Our laboratory does not bill third parties (e.g. insurance companies). The referring laboratory is responsible for obtaining payment from third parties. Our laboratory bills directly to referring laboratory for payment; therefore, please provide complete institutional billing information within the Institution Contact section on the "Test Requisition Form".

  Support Resources for Referring Physicians and Patients

For referring physicians:

For patients or persons seeking treatment information:

Additional resources:

In reference to external links/sites listed above, we believe they provide accurate, reliable information that focuses on education and support.  Inclusion on this list does not necessary imply endorsement, nor do we guarantee the accuracy of information contained on these sites. Please speak with your doctor or nurse if you have any additional questions.

  Directions to the Medical College of Wisconsin & Milwaukee Regional Medical Center

The Clinical Immunodiagnostic and Research Laboratory (CIRL) is located on the campus of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center within Medical College of Wisconsin.

Directions to the Medical College of Wisconsin and Milwaukee Regional Medical Center

  Specimen Delivery Route and Address

Shipments are to be delivered to the Medical College of Wisconsin Loading Dock. The loading dock is located off of Watertown Plank Road between 87th and 92nd streets by use of access road.

Medical College of Wisconsin
Clinical Immunodiagnostic and Research Laboratory
Department of Pediatrics – Allergy/Clinical Immunology
MACC Fund Research Center, Room 5072
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Laboratory: (414) 955-4165 | Fax: (414) 955-6487

  Hours of Operation

The laboratory is regularly staffed Monday through Friday. For weekend and holiday availability, a call service is available for medically emergency services. To use this service, the on-call pager number is (414) 907-3644.

To ensure the quality of test results, specimens are to arrive in the Clinical Immunodiagnostic and Research Laboratory (CIRL) within 24 hours of being collected. We recommend the use of Federal Express - First Priority Overnight.

For these highly specialized services, the laboratory strongly advices to be contacted in advance with the name of courier and the tracking number. The referring laboratory sending specimens to CIRL is responsible for Airbill charges.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  Which test is appropriate to order for the patient's condition?

See the Support Resources page.

  How do I submit a sample?

See the Specimen Transport Guide (PDF) and the Test Requisition Form. (PDF)

  How are results reported?

The final laboratory report is furnished to the referring laboratory by use of fax transmission. Providing an accurate fax number within the Institution Contact section of the Test Requisition Form (PDF) is of utmost importance for successful communication of final results.

  Who do I contact on the status of laboratory results?

For general information, please contact the main laboratory at (414) 955-4165. Fax inquiries can be sent to (414) 955-6487.

  How do I obtain a consultation of results; what do these results mean?

See the Support Resources page.

  What CPT codes are applied for these tests?
  What antigens are investigated within a specified test?
  How long does it take to get final results? What is the turnaround time?

Typical turnaround time for tests are provided within the Specimen Transport Guide. (PDF)

  Who pays for these tests?

Our laboratory does not bill third parties (e.g. insurance companies). The referring laboratory is responsible for obtaining payment from third parties. Our laboratory bills directly to the referring laboratory for payment; therefore, please provide complete institutional billing information within the Institution Contact section on the Test Requisition Form. (PDF)

  Where does the carrier deliver the specimen?

Please see our Contact Us page for delivery information and operating hours.

Key Contacts

Medical Director: James W. Verbsky, MD, PhD

Laboratory: (414) 955-4165

Fax: (414) 955-6487

Download Licensure & Accreditation CLIA Certificate (PDF)

Address

Medical College of Wisconsin
Clinical Immunodiagnostic and Research Laboratory
Department of Pediatrics – Allergy/Clinical Immunology
MACC Fund Research Center, Room 5072
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

CIRL Lab Contact Information

Medical College of Wisconsin
Clinical Immunodiagnostic and Research Laboratory
8701 Watertown Plank Rd., MFRC 5072
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Lab: (414) 955-4165 | Fax: (414) 955-6487

For patients and clinical issues please call the clinic at (414) 266-6450

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