American Esoteric Laboratories Central Region, a division of Sonic Healthcare USA, is a state-of-the-art medical laboratory offering fast, accurate results. AEL owns and operates  community-based reference laboratory services in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Kentucky. The AEL network is the largest independent laboratory network in Tennessee.

AEL's community-based laboratory network offers many advantages:

  • Comprehensive testing by the highly skilled, dedicated staff at our primary laboratories in Nashville, TN and Memphis, TN ensures fast turnaround time and support. Most results will be back to you by the following day.
  • Competitive test pricing to the practice and to patients.
  • Extensive managed-care network covers the majority of third-party billing for your patients.
  • Expanded esoteric test menu. Approximately 98% of all testing is performed in-house at our Lebanon and Memphis laboratories.
  • Clinical expertise in all major laboratory disciplines.
  • Clinical, anatomic, and hematology consultative services available by telephone to allow peer-to-peer consultation.
  • Phlebotomy services/patient service centers for patient convenience.
  • Extensive courier network with personnel trained to maintain specimen integrity.
  • Provision of supplies for collection and transport of specimens.
  • Electronic connectivity and reporting by means of Atlas LabWorks and Webstation with EHR, PMS, and LIS systems.
  • Personalized and responsive customer service.