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Current List of HHS-Certified Laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities Which Meet Minimum Standards To Engage in Urine Drug Testing for Federal Agencies

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, HHS.




The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notifies federal agencies of the laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities (IITF) currently certified to meet the standards of the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs (Mandatory Guidelines). The Mandatory Guidelines were first published in the Federal Register on April 11, 1988 (53 FR 11970), and subsequently revised in the Federal Register on June 9, 1994 (59 FR 29908); September 30, 1997 (62 FR 51118); April 13, 2004 (69 FR 19644); November 25, 2008 (73 FR 71858); December 10, 2008 (73 FR 75122); and on April 30, 2010 (75 FR 22809).

A notice listing all currently HHS-certified laboratories and IITFs is published in the Federal Register during the first week of each month. If any laboratory or IITF certification is suspended or revoked, the laboratory or IITF will be omitted from subsequent lists until such time as it is restored to full certification under the Mandatory Guidelines.

If any laboratory or IITF has withdrawn from the HHS National Laboratory Certification Program (NLCP) during the past month, it will be listed at the end and will be omitted from the monthly listing thereafter.

This notice is also available on the Internet at​workplace.

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Giselle Hersh, Division of Workplace Programs, SAMHSA/CSAP, Room 7-1051, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, Maryland 20857; 240-276-2600 (voice), 240-276-2610 (fax).

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The Mandatory Guidelines were initially developed in accordance with Executive Order 12564 and section 503 of Pub. L. 100-71. The “Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs,” as amended in the revisions listed above, requires strict standards that laboratories and IITFs must meet in order to conduct drug and specimen validity tests on urine specimens for federal agencies.

To become certified, an applicant laboratory or IITF must undergo three rounds of performance testing plus an on-site inspection. To maintain that certification, a laboratory or IITF must participate in a quarterly performance testing program plus undergo periodic, on-site inspections.

Laboratories and IITFs in the applicant stage of certification are not to be considered as meeting the minimum requirements described in the HHS Mandatory Guidelines. A HHS-certified laboratory or IITF must have its letter of certification from HHS/SAMHSA (formerly: HHS/NIDA), which attests that it has met minimum standards.

In accordance with the Mandatory Guidelines dated November 25, 2008 (73 FR 71858), the following HHS-Start Printed Page 17443certified laboratories and IITFs meet the minimum standards to conduct drug and specimen validity tests on urine specimens:

HHS-Certified Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities:

Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories

6628 50th Street NW.

Edmonton, AB Canada T6B 2N7


HHS-Certified Laboratories:

ACM Medical Laboratory, Inc.

160 Elmgrove Park

Rochester, NY 14624


Aegis Analytical Laboratories, Inc.

345 Hill Ave.

Nashville, TN 37210


(Formerly: Aegis Sciences Corporation, Aegis Analytical Laboratories, Inc., Aegis Analytical Laboratories)

Alere Toxicology Services

1111 Newton St.

Gretna, LA 70053


(Formerly: Kroll Laboratory Specialists, Inc., Laboratory Specialists, Inc.)

Alere Toxicology Services

450 Southlake Blvd.

Richmond, VA 23236


(Formerly: Kroll Laboratory Specialists, Inc., Scientific Testing Laboratories, Inc.; Kroll Scientific Testing Laboratories, Inc.)

Baptist Medical Center-Toxicology Laboratory

11401 I-30

Little Rock, AR 72209-7056


(Formerly: Forensic Toxicology Laboratory Baptist Medical Center)

Clinical Reference Lab

8433 Quivira Road

Lenexa, KS 66215-2802


DrugScan, Inc.

200 Precision Road, Suite 200

Horsham, PA 19044


ElSohly Laboratories, Inc.

5 Industrial Park Drive

Oxford, MS 38655


Fortes Laboratories, Inc.

25749 SW Canyon Creek Road, Suite 600

Wilsonville, OR 97070


Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories*

A Division of the Gamma-Dynacare Laboratory Partnership

245 Pall Mall Street

London, ONT, Canada N6A 1P4


Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings

7207 N. Gessner Road

Houston, TX 77040


Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings

69 First Ave.

Raritan, NJ 08869


(Formerly: Roche Biomedical Laboratories, Inc.)

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings

1904 Alexander Drive

Research Triangle Park, NC 27709


(Formerly: LabCorp Occupational Testing Services, Inc., CompuChem Laboratories, Inc.; CompuChem Laboratories, Inc., A Subsidiary of Roche Biomedical Laboratory; Roche CompuChem Laboratories, Inc., A Member of the Roche Group)

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings

1120 Main Street

Southaven, MS 38671


(Formerly: LabCorp Occupational Testing Services, Inc.; MedExpress/National Laboratory Center)

LabOne, Inc. d/b/a Quest Diagnostics

10101 Renner Blvd.

Lenexa, KS 66219


(Formerly: Quest Diagnostics Incorporated; LabOne, Inc.; Center for Laboratory Services, a Division of LabOne, Inc.)

MedTox Laboratories, Inc.

402 W. County Road D

St. Paul, MN 55112


MetroLab-Legacy Laboratory Services

1225 NE 2nd Ave.

Portland, OR 97232


Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Forensic Toxicology Laboratory

1 Veterans Drive

Minneapolis, MN 55417


National Toxicology Laboratories, Inc.

1100 California Ave.

Bakersfield, CA 93304


One Source Toxicology Laboratory, Inc.

1213 Genoa-Red Bluff

Pasadena, TX 77504


(Formerly: University of Texas Medical Branch, Clinical Chemistry Division; UTMB Pathology-Toxicology Laboratory)

Pacific Toxicology Laboratories

9348 DeSoto Ave.

Chatsworth, CA 91311


(Formerly: Centinela Hospital Airport Toxicology Laboratory)

Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories

110 West Cliff Dr.

Spokane, WA 99204


Phamatech, Inc.

15175 Innovation Drive

San Diego, CA 92128


Quest Diagnostics Incorporated

1777 Montreal Circle

Tucker, GA 30084


(Formerly: SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories; SmithKline Bio-Science Laboratories)

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated

400 Egypt Road

Norristown, PA 19403


(Formerly: SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories; SmithKline Bio-Science Laboratories)

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated

8401 Fallbrook Ave.

West Hills, CA 91304


(Formerly: SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories)

Redwood Toxicology Laboratory

3700650 Westwind Blvd.

Santa Rosa, CA 95403


Southwest Laboratories

4625 E. Cotton Center Boulevard

Suite 177

Phoenix, AZ 85040


STERLING Reference Laboratories

2617 East L Street

Tacoma, Washington 98421


U.S. Army Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Laboratory

2490 Wilson St.

Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-5235


* The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) voted to end its Laboratory Accreditation Program for Substance Abuse (LAPSA) effective May 12, 1998. Laboratories certified through that program were accredited to conduct forensic urine drug testing as required by U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. As of that date, the Start Printed Page 17444certification of those accredited Canadian laboratories will continue under DOT authority. The responsibility for conducting quarterly performance testing plus periodic on-site inspections of those LAPSA-accredited laboratories was transferred to the U.S. HHS, with the HHS' NLCP contractor continuing to have an active role in the performance testing and laboratory inspection processes. Other Canadian laboratories wishing to be considered for the NLCP may apply directly to the NLCP contractor just as U.S. laboratories do.

Upon finding a Canadian laboratory to be qualified, HHS will recommend that DOT certify the laboratory (Federal Register, July 16, 1996) as meeting the minimum standards of the Mandatory Guidelines published in the Federal Register on April 30, 2010 (75 FR 22809). After receiving DOT certification, the laboratory will be included in the monthly list of HHS-certified laboratories and participate in the NLCP certification maintenance program.

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Janine Denis Cook,

Chemist Division of Workplace Programs, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, SAMHSA.

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[FR Doc. 2015-07423 Filed 3-31-15; 8:45 am]