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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Laboratories Approved to Determine Analyses of Blood or Serum or Both for Controlled Substances under The Clinical Laboratory Act, the Vehicle Code, the Fish and Boat Code and the Game and Wildlife Code

[48 Pa.B. 3019]
[Saturday, May 19, 2018]

 The following laboratories are licensed by the Department of Health (Department) under The Clinical Laboratory Act (35 P.S. §§ 2151—2165) or section 353 of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (42 U.S.C.A. § 263a), or both, and are currently approved by the Department under 28 Pa. Code § 5.50 (relating to approval to provide special analytical services) to perform analyses of blood or serum, or both, for the determination of controlled substances. This approval is based on demonstrated proficiency in periodic tests conducted by the Department's Bureau of Laboratories. These laboratories are also approved and designated for purposes of the Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S. §§ 1547 and 3755 (relating to chemical testing to determine amount of alcohol or controlled substance; and reports by emergency room personnel), the Fish and Boat Code, 30 Pa.C.S. § 5125 (relating to chemical testing to determine amount of alcohol or controlled substance) and the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § 2502 (relating to chemical test to determine amount of alcohol), as qualified to perform the types of services which will reflect the presence of controlled substances in blood or serum, or both.

 Depending upon their capability and performance in proficiency surveys, laboratories are approved to perform screening or confirmatory analyses, or both, on blood or serum, or both. Screening analyses provide a presumptive indication that a controlled substance is present. Confirmatory testing is used to substantiate screening results.

 Persons seeking forensic blood or serum analysis services, or both, from any of the listed laboratories should determine that the laboratory employs techniques and procedures acceptable for medicolegal purposes. They should also determine that the director of the facility is agreeable to performing analyses for forensic purposes. Persons seeking blood or serum analyses, or both, are responsible for specifying the controlled substances for which testing is being sought. Persons seeking those analyses should first determine the purpose of the analyses, that is, whether they are for medical, legal or other purposes.

 The Vehicle Code contains a provision at 75 Pa.C.S. § 1547(c)(3)(ii) that permits test results on blood or urine for alcohol or controlled substances to be introduced into evidence in legal proceedings in this Commonwealth if the laboratory is located in another state and is not licensed and approved by the Department to provide these services. This section states that the test results may be admissible into evidence at summary or criminal proceedings in which the defendant is charged with a violation of 75 Pa.C.S. § 3802 (relating to driving under influence of alcohol or controlled substance) if the laboratory that performed the test is licensed by the state in which the facility is located and licensed under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (Pub.L. No. 100-578). A similar provision appears in the Fish and Boat Code at 30 Pa.C.S. § 5125(c)(3)(ii).

 The name or location of a laboratory, as well as the personnel and testing procedures, can change. When changes of this type occur, the clinical laboratory permit number does not change. If questions arise about the identity of a laboratory due to a name or location change, the clinical laboratory permit number should be used as the primary identifier. To assist in identifying a laboratory that performed a test, the clinical laboratory permit number of the facility at the time the list was prepared is included in the list of approved laboratories before the name of the laboratory.

 The list of approved laboratories will be revised approximately semiannually and published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. Questions regarding this list should be directed to Jennifer Okraska, Director, Division of Chemistry and Toxicology, Department of Health, Bureau of Laboratories, P.O. Box 500, Exton, PA 19341-0500, (610) 280-3464.

 Persons with a disability who require an alternative format of this notice (for example, large print, audiotape, Braille) should contact Jennifer Okraska at the previously referenced address or phone number. Persons who are speech or hearing-impaired may call the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).

 The symbols SB, SSe, CB, CSe indicate the following:

SB = approved for blood screening analyses
SSe = approved for serum screening analyses
CB = approved for blood confirmatory analyses
CSe = approved for serum confirmatory analyses

00671
ALLEGHENY COUNTY MED EX DIV OF LAB—SB,
 SSe, CB, CSe
1520 PENN AVENUE, 2ND FLOOR
PITTSBURGH, PA 15222
(412) 350-4425

31871
AMERICAN FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY SERVICES—SB,
 SSe, CB, CSe
789 PARK AVENUE
HUNTINGTON, NY 11743
(631) 923-0166

21613
ARUP LABORATORIES INC—SSe, CSe
500 CHIPETA WAY
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84108
(800) 242-2787

24997
ATLANTIC DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORIES LLC—SB,
 SSe, CB, CSe
3520 PROGRESS DRIVE UNIT C
BENSALEM, PA 19020
(267) 525-2470

30483
AXIS FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY, INC—SBCB
5780 W 71ST STREET
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46278
(317) 243-3894

34424
CASTLE MEDICAL, LLC—CB
5700 HIGHLANDS PARKWAY STE 100
SMYRNA, GA 30082
(678) 486-7340

00977
DRUGSCAN INC—SB, SSe, CB, CSe
200 PRECISION ROAD, SUITE 200
HORSHAM, PA 19044
(215) 674-9310

31400
FRANCES WARDE MEDICAL LABORATORY—SSe, CSe
300 WEST TEXTILE ROAD
ANN ARBOR, MI 48108
(734) 214-0300

24655
HEALTH NETWORK LABORATORIES—SB, SSe, CB,
 CSe
794 ROBLE ROAD
ALLENTOWN, PA 18109-9110
(610) 402-8150

29685
MAYO CLINIC LABS-ROCH SUPERIOR DR—SSe, CSe
3050 SUPERIOR DRIVE NW
ROCHESTER, MN 55901
(507) 538-3458

05574
MEDTOX LABORATORIES INC—SB, SSe, CB, CSe
402 COUNTY ROAD D WEST
ST PAUL, MN 55112
(651) 636-7466

00504
NATIONAL MED SVCS INC/DBA NMS LABS—SB, SSe,
 CB, CSe
3701 WELSH ROAD
WILLOW GROVE, PA 19090
(215) 657-4900

29741
NORTHERN TIER RESEARCH—SB, SSe, CB, CSe
1302 MADISON AVE
DUNMORE, PA 18509
(570) 351-6153

30984
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY—SB, SSe, CB
37 E HIGH STREET, FORENSIC LAB
CARLISLE, PA 17013
(717) 240-6526

00250
PARKWAY CLINICAL LABORATORIES—SSe
3494 PROGRESS DRIVE, SUITE D
BENSALEM, PA 19020
(215) 245-5112

01136
QUEST DIAGNOSTICS NICHOLS INSTITUTE—SB,
 SSe, CB, CSe
14225 NEWBROOK DRIVE
CHANTILLY, VA 20151
(703) 802-6900

22376
QUEST DIAGNOSTICS NICHOLS INSTITUTE OF
 VALENCIA—SSe, CSe
27027 TOURNEY ROAD
VALENCIA, CA 91355
(661) 799-6543

00482
QUEST DIAGNOSTICS OF PA INC—SB, SSe, CB, CSe

875 GREENTREE ROAD 4 PARKWAY CENTER
PITTSBURGH, PA 15220-3610
(412) 920-7600

25461
QUEST DIAGNOSTICS VENTURE LLC—SB, SSe, CB,
 CSe
875 GREENTREE ROAD 4 PARKWAY CENTER
PITTSBURGH, PA 15220-3610
(412) 920-7675

35309
SANO INFORMED PRESCRIBING—SB
393 NICOL MILL LANE, STE 34
FRANKLIN, TN 37067
(615) 472-2549

00151
ST JOSEPH QUALITY MEDICAL LAB—SSe
2500 BERNVILLE ROAD
READING, PA 19605-9453
(610) 378-2200

00018
WBGH COMMONWEALTH HEALTH LAB SVS—SSe
575 NORTH RIVER STREET
WILKES-BARRE, PA 18764
(570) 829-8111

00141
YORK HOSPITAL—SSe
1001 SOUTH GEORGE STREET
YORK, PA 17405
(717) 851-2345

RACHEL L. LEVINE, MD, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-793. Filed for public inspection May 18, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]



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