Clinical Immunodiagnostic and Research Laboratory (CIRL)

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.

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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