American Esoteric Laboratories (AEL) is a regional provider of esoteric and clinical laboratory services, focused to provide the unique turnaround time and quality demands for testing services for health care providers. Our laboratory offers an extended test menu of both routine and esoteric testing. AEL uses advanced information technology solutions to automate and streamline electronic assay ordering and result reporting for its customers.

AEL testing locations in Tennessee include the core laboratory in Memphis, and AEL East in Knoxville. Additional AEL laboratories are located in Columbus, Mississippi, Montgomery, Alabama and St. Joseph, Missouri. AEL also operates convenient patient service centers throughout Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, and Kentucky. AEL is the MidSouth Division of Sonic Healthcare USA and is accredited by the College of American Pathologists, CLIA-approved and licensed by the State of Tennessee.    

Our Commitment

  • Fast, accurate results.
  • Friendly, helpful service
  • Exceed customer expectations


What we offer

  • Clinical accuracy
  • Esoteric test menu
  • Forensic toxicology services
  • Comprehensive microbiology services
  • Phlebotomy stations
  • Cytology
  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Professional couriers
  • Extensive managed care network
  • Professional consultations 


Areas of testing

  • Chemistry
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Hematology
  • Coagulation
  • Immunology
  • Cytology/Anatomic Pathology
  • Infectious disease diagnostics (including Bacteriology, Mycobacteriology, Parasitology, Mycology, Virology, and Molecular Diagnostics)
  • Urinalysis
  • Toxicology


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