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About Us

Who We Are

HCCL is a service of St. Joseph's Medical Center. The community laboratory is a full service operation providing a comprehensive listing of clinical laboratory procedures. We are committed to providing quality laboratory work through a program of accreditations and internal and external proficiency testing. Our Medical Director and his team are board certified Pathologists in both Clinical and Anatomical Pathology, which enables the laboratory to provide timely consultation on laboratory results.

The goal of St. Joseph's Medical Center and its many services is to provide comprehensive high quality medical care in a caring and cost effective manner to the medical communities of San Joaquin and adjacent counties.

Quality Control and Accreditation
The laboratory subscribes to national proficiency testing programs from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and internal quality control samples which are frequently interspersed with patient samples to detect any deviations in accuracy.

The laboratory is also accredited by the College of American Pathologists which is a rigorous peer review of the laboratory’s standards of practice. The California Department of Health Services inspects and certifies HealthCare for Medicare and Medi-Cal testing.