Laboratories Approved to Determine Analyses of Blood and/or Serum for Controlled Substances
[35 Pa.B. 1286]
The following laboratories are licensed by the Department of Health (Department) under the Clinical Laboratory Act (35 P. S. §§ 2151--2165) and/or the Federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1967 (42 U.S.C.A. § 263a) 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 and/or serum for the determination of controlled substances. This approval is based on demonstrated proficiency in 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 or their biotransformation products in blood and/or serum.
Depending upon their capability and performance in proficiency surveys, laboratories are approved to perform screening and/or confirmatory analyses on blood and/or serum. Laboratories approved to perform screening analyses are designated on the approval list by an ''S'' followed by the letters ''B'' for blood and/or ''Se'' for serum. Laboratories approved to screen both blood and serum would therefore have ''SBSe'' listed after their laboratory name. Laboratories approved to offer confirmatory analyses will be designated on the approval list by a ''C'' followed by the letters ''B'' for blood and/or ''Se'' for serum. Laboratories approved to perform confirmatory analyses on both serum and blood would therefore have ''CBSe'' listed after the name of their laboratory.
Screening analyses provide a presumptive indication that a controlled substance is present. Confirmatory testing is used to substantiate screening results.
Persons seeking forensic blood and/or serum analysis services from any of the listed laboratories should determine that the laboratory employs techniques and procedures acceptable for the medicolegal purposes. They should also determine that the director of the facility is agreeable to performing analyses for forensic purposes. Persons seeking the analyses are responsible for specifying the extent to which the presence of a controlled substance is to be verified. That specification should be predicated upon the purpose for which the analysis is being sought.
The name of a laboratory is sometimes changed but the location, personnel and testing procedures of the facility remain unchanged. 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 change, the clinical laboratory permit number should be used as the primary identifier. To assist in identifying a laboratory that performed a test if the name of the facility changed, the clinical laboratory permit numbers of the facilities are included in the lists of approved laboratories above the name of the laboratory at the time the list was prepared.
The list of approved laboratories will be revised approximately semiannually and published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. Questions regarding this list should be directed to M. Jeffery Shoemaker, Ph.D., 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 Dr. Shoemaker at the previously referenced address or phone number or persons who are speech or hearing impaired may use V/TT: (717) 783-6514 or the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TT).
ALLEG CNTY CORONERS DIV OF LABS--SBSe, CBSe
542 FORBES AVENUE
ROOM 10 COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING
PITTSBURGH, PA 15219
ANALYTIC BIO-CHEMISTRIES INC--SBSe, CBSe
1680-D LORETTA AVENUE
FEASTERVILLE, PA 19053
DEPT OF PATHOLOGY & LAB MED-HUP--SSe, CSe
3400 SPRUCE STREET
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19104
DRUGSCAN INC--SBSe, CBSe
1119 MEARNS RD, PO BOX 2969
WARMINSTER, PA 18974
GUTHRIE CLINIC PATH LAB--SSe
SAYRE, PA 18840
HEALTH NETWORK LABORATORIES--SBSe, CBSe
2024 LEHIGH STREET
ALLENTOWN, PA 18103-4798
LABCORP OCCUPATIONAL TESTING SER--SBSe,
1904 ALEXANDER DRIVE
PO BOX 12652
RESRCH TRNGL PARK, NC 27709
LABORATORY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
901 KEYSTONE INDUSTRIAL PARK
THROOP, PA 18512
MAYO CLINIC DEPT LAB MED & PATH--SBSe, CBSe
200 FIRST STREET SW
ROCHESTER, MN 55905
MEDTOX LABORATORIES INC--SBSe, CBSe
402 WEST COUNTY ROAD D
ST PAUL, MN 55112
NATIONAL MED SERVICES INC LAB--SBSe, CBSe
3701 WELSH ROAD
WILLOW GROVE, PA 19090
PITTSBURGH CRIMINALISTICS LABORATORY--
1320 FIFTH AVENUE
PITTSBURGH, PA 15219
QUEST DIAGNOSTICS NICHOLS INSTITUTE--SBSe,
14225 NEWBROOK DRIVE
PO BOX 10841
CHANTILLY, VA 20153-0841
QUEST DIAGNOSTICS OF PA INC--SBSe, CBSe
875 GREENTREE RD 4 PARKWAY CENTER
PITTSBURGH, PA 15220-3610
QUEST DIAGNOSTICS VENTURE LLC--SBSe, CBSe
875 GREENTREE ROAD
4 PARKWAY CENTER
PITTSBURGH, PA 15220-3610
ST JOSEPH QUALITY MEDICAL LAB--SBSe, CBSe
215 NORTH 12TH STREET BOX 316
READING, PA 19603
WESTERN RESERVE CARE SYSTEM--SSe, CSe
500 GYPSY LANE
YOUNGSTOWN, OH 44504
WVHCS HOSP DBA PENNANT LABORATORY--SSe
575 NORTH RIVER STREET
WILKES BARRE, PA 18764
1001 SOUTH GEORGE STREET
YORK, PA 17405
CALVIN B. JOHNSON, M.D., M.P.H.,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 05-299. Filed for public inspection February 11, 2005, 9:00 a.m.]
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