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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 00-74



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

[30 Pa.B. 265]

   The following laboratories are licensed by the Department of Health 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 Bureau of Laboratories of the Department of Health. 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; 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 hunting or furtaking under the influence of alcohol or controlled substance), 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 list of approved laboratories will be revised 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) 363-8500.

   Persons with a disability who require auxiliary aid service should contact Dr. Shoemaker at V/TT: (717) 783-6514 for speech and/or hearing impaired persons or the Pennsylvania AT & T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 [TT].

Allegheny County Coroner's Office-SBSe, CBSe
Division of Laboratories
10 County Office Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

American Medical Laboratories, Inc.-SBSe, CBSe
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153

Analytic Biochemistries-SBSe, CBSe
1680-D Loretta Avenue
Feasterville, PA 19053

Clinical Laboratories, Inc.-SBSe, CBSe
901 Keystone Industrial Park
Throop, PA 18512

Dept of Pathology & Lab Med-HUP-SSe, CSe
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

DrugScan, Inc.-SBSe, CBSe
1119 Mearns Road, P. O. Box 2969
Warminster, PA 18974

Good Samaritan Hospital-SSe
Fourth and Walnut Streets, P. O. Box 1281
Lebanon, PA 17042

Guthrie Clinic Pathology Laboratory-SSe
Guthrie Square
Sayre, PA 18840

Health Network Laboratories-SBSe, CBSe
2024 Lehigh Street
Allentown, PA 18103

Lab Corp Occupational Testing Services, Inc.-SBSe, CBSe
1904 Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

MedTox Laboratories, Inc.-SBSe, CBSe
402 West County Road D
St. Paul, MN 55112

Mercy Health Lab-Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital-SSe
Lansdowne Avenue and Bailey Road
Darby, PA 19023

National Medical Services, Inc.-Laboratory-SBSe, CBSe
3701 Welsh Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090

National Medical Services, Inc.-SBSe, CBSe
STAT Toxicology Laboratory
2300 Stratford Avenue
Willow Grove, PA 19090

Pittsburgh Criminalistics-SBSe,CBSe
1320 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Quest Diagnostics of PA, Inc.-SBSe, CBSe
875 Greentree Road
4 Parkway Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Saint Joseph Hospital-SSe
250 College Avenue, P. O. Box 3509
Lancaster, PA 17604

Saint Joseph Quality Medical Lab-SBSe, CBSe
215 North 12th Street, Box 316
Reading, PA 19603

120 Monahan Avenue, Suite 101
Dunmore, PA 18512

Western Reserve Care System-SBSe, CBSe
500 Gypsy Lane
Youngstown, OH 44504

WVHCS Hospital, General Campus-SSe
Corner North River and Auburn Streets
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18764

York Hospital-SSe
1001 South George Street
York, PA 17405


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 00-74. Filed for public inspection January 7, 2000, 9:00 a.m.]

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