AEL, formerly Memphis Pathology Laboratory, began over 50 years
ago as a small pathology owned laboratory. Baptist Memorial
Hospital bought the lab in 1986 and delivered personalized high
quality service for several years. In 1998, Baptist formed a joint
venture with MDS, the largest laboratory network in Canada, to
bring in an experienced management team and expand MPL. The
original partnership was formed to establish MPL as an independent
laboratory serving the Mid-South, joining MPL's testing expertise
and outstanding service with MDS's leadership in marketing,
automation, information technology and communication. In. 2003,
Methodist Healthcare in Memphis joined the partnership when its
subsidiary Med Lab was folded into MPL. Med Lab brought clinical
skill, expert staff and a significant customer base into the MPL
operation. The expanded partnership brought fast, accurate results
to physicians, hospitals, long term care facilities and businesses
throughout the MidSouth. MPL was purchased by American Esoteric
Laboratories in 2005 and became part of a new laboratory
network headquartered in Nashville, TN.
In 2007, AEL was acquired by Sonic Healthcare. Sonic Healthcare,
based in Australia, is one of the world's largest medical
diagnostics companies, providing laboratory and radiology services
to medical practitioners, hospitals, community health services, and
their collective patients.
The main AEL full service core lab is located in Memphis,
Tennessee. AEL provides comprehensive laboratory services in
Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, Missouri, and
Kentucky. AEL is the largest independent regional clinical
laboratory in the MidSouth.
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