Current List of HHS-Certified Laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities Which Meet Minimum Standards To Engage in Urine Drug Testing for Federal Agencies, 5473-5474 [2016-01819]


[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 21 (Tuesday, February 2, 2016)]
[Pages 5473-5474]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2016-01819]



Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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

AGENCY: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: 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 
    If any laboratory or IITF has withdrawn from the HHS National 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 
    This notice is also available on the Internet at

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Giselle Hersh, Division of Workplace 
Programs, SAMHSA/CSAP, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 16N03A, Rockville, 
Maryland 20857; 240-276-2600 (voice), 240-276-2610 (fax).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Mandatory Guidelines were initially 
developed in accordance with Executive Order 12564 and section 503 of 
Public Law 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 
    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

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laboratory or IITF must have its letter of certification from HHS/
SAMHSA (formerly: HHS/NIDA), which attests that it has met minimum 
    In accordance with the Mandatory Guidelines dated November 25, 2008 
(73 FR 71858), the following HHS-certified laboratories and IITFs meet 
the minimum standards to conduct drug and specimen validity tests on 
urine specimens:

HHS-Certified Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities

Dynacare, 6628 50th Street NW., Edmonton, AB Canada T6B 2N7, 780-
784-1190 (Formerly: Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories)

HHS-Certified Laboratories

ACM Medical Laboratory, Inc., 160 Elmgrove Park, Rochester, NY 
14624, 585-429-2264
Aegis Analytical Laboratories, Inc., 345 Hill Ave., Nashville, TN 
37210, 615-255-2400 (Formerly: Aegis Sciences Corporation, Aegis 
Analytical Laboratories, Inc., Aegis Analytical Laboratories)
Alere Toxicology Services, 1111 Newton St., Gretna, LA 70053, 504-
361-8989/800-433-3823 (Formerly: Kroll Laboratory Specialists, Inc., 
Laboratory Specialists, Inc.)
Alere Toxicology Services, 450 Southlake Blvd., Richmond, VA 23236, 
804-378-9130 (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, 501-202-2783 (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, 
Dynacare ,* 245 Pall Mall Street, London, ONT, Canada N6A 1P4, 519-
679-1630 (Formerly: Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories)
ElSohly Laboratories, Inc., 5 Industrial Park Drive, Oxford, MS 
38655, 662-236-2609
Fortes Laboratories, Inc., 25749 SW., Canyon Creek Road, Suite 600, 
Wilsonville, OR 97070, 503-486-1023
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, 7207 N. Gessner Road, 
Houston, TX 77040, 713-856-8288/800-800-2387
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, 69 First Ave., Raritan, 
NJ 08869, 908-526-2400/800-437-4986 (Formerly: Roche Biomedical 
Laboratories, Inc.)
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, 1904 Alexander Drive, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, 919-572-6900/800-833-3984 
(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, 866-827-8042/800-233-6339 (Formerly: LabCorp 
Occupational Testing Services, Inc.; MedExpress/National Laboratory 
LabOne, Inc. d/b/a Quest Diagnostics, 10101 Renner Blvd., Lenexa, KS 
66219, 913-888-3927/800-873-8845 (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, 503-413-5295/800-950-5295
Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Forensic Toxicology 
Laboratory, 1 Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, 612-725-2088, 
Testing for Veterans Affairs (VA) Employees Only
National Toxicology Laboratories, Inc., 1100 California Ave., 
Bakersfield, CA 93304, 661-322-4250/800-350-3515
One Source Toxicology Laboratory, Inc., 1213 Genoa-Red Bluff, 
Pasadena, TX 77504, 888-747-3774 (Formerly: University of Texas 
Medical Branch, Clinical Chemistry Division; UTMB Pathology-
Toxicology Laboratory)
Pacific Toxicology Laboratories, 9348 DeSoto Ave., Chatsworth, CA 
91311, 800-328-6942 (Formerly: Centinela Hospital Airport Toxicology 
Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories, 110 West Cliff Dr., 
Spokane, WA 99204, 509-755-8991/800-541-7891x7
Phamatech, Inc., 15175 Innovation Drive, San Diego, CA 92128, 888-

    * 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 certification 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.

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, 1777 Montreal Circle, Tucker, GA 
30084, 800-729-6432 (Formerly: SmithKline Beecham Clinical 
Laboratories; SmithKline Bio-Science Laboratories)
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, 400 Egypt Road, Norristown, PA 
19403, 610-631-4600/877-642-2216 (Formerly: SmithKline Beecham 
Clinical Laboratories; SmithKline Bio-Science Laboratories)
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, 8401 Fallbrook Ave., West Hills, CA 
91304, 818-737-6370 (Formerly: SmithKline Beecham Clinical 
Redwood Toxicology Laboratory, 3700650 Westwind Blvd., Santa Rosa, 
CA 95403, 800-255-2159
Southwest Laboratories, 4625 E. Cotton Center Boulevard, Suite 177, 
Phoenix, AZ 85040, 602-438-8507/800-279-0027
STERLING Reference Laboratories, 2617 East L Street, Tacoma, 
Washington 98421, 800-442-0438
U.S. Army Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Laboratory, 2490 Wilson 
St., Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-5235, 301-677-7085, Testing for 
Department of Defense (DoD) Employees Only

Summer King,
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