PCLS provides comprehensive drug testing and therapeutic monitoring to assist clinicians in patient management. Physicians Choice Laboratory Services (PCLS) has developed and implemented a quality system that is compliant to the International Standard ISO/IEC 17025: 1999 - General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories. This quality system meets and exceeds the requirements of Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). Physicians Choice Laboratory Services is accredited by COLA, which is a non-profit independent accrediting organization that assures accredited laboratories provide improved patient safety, more accurate laboratory results, compliance with regulatory standards, and evidence of quality laboratory practices.
PCLS employs a staff of highly qualified professionals. The Laboratory Director responsible for laboratory operations is a licensed Medical Doctor, who is board-certified both in clinical and anatomical pathology. The scientists responsible for performing the test methodology meet and exceed the levels of education and experience required by COLA and CLIA to perform high-complexity testing. Physicians Choice Laboratory Services corporate policies ensure that employees are able to carry out their activities in a manner that protects them from undue influence or pressure from internal or external sources. Testing and related activities are performed in compliance with the requirements of the PCLS quality management system, CMS, CLIA, COLA, and the needs of clients. Testing methods utilized are based on methods that are either used by reputable technical organizations, published by scientific literature, or those specified by the equipment manufacturer. These methods include enzyme immunoassay screening and confirmation testing via high performance liquid chromatography in tandem with triple-quad mass spectroscopy. Controls have been developed and implemented to assure the accuracy and integrity of the laboratory division's analytical data. Appropriate control is maintained to ensure that test result data is protected and patient confidentiality is maintained.
Test results are reviewed and approved for release via the laboratory information system. Test results are transmitted to ordering physicians only after these results are approved for release. – less – More from ZoomInfo »