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Anyone in ASCLS ever established their own medical laboratory?

  • 1.  Anyone in ASCLS ever established their own medical laboratory?

    Posted 10 days ago
    Hello,

    I am interested in potentially establishing my own medical laboratory in the future. I am hoping to meet people in ASCLS who have experience this this enormous task. Has anyone in ASCLS ever achieved this dream or worked with others who have?

    Here is one website that I found in my search for relevant information: Starting a Lab - Elite Learning
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    Starting a Lab - Elite Learning
    Nine steps to point you in the right direction If you have decided to start a laboratory, I hope this article will serve as a level overview to guide you through the process. Experts have probably written whole books on each of these individual steps, so there are a multitude of details that I won't ...
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    Thank you everyone!!

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    Genaro Hernandez Jr.
    Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) (ASCP)
    Adventist Health Portland
    Portland OR
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  • 2.  RE: Anyone in ASCLS ever established their own medical laboratory?

    Posted 9 days ago
    Hi Genaro - this is an interesting question and I admire your entrepreneurial spirit.  The article you referenced would seem to cover, very generally, the steps needed for the technical aspects of operating a laboratory.  However, this is also a business and the article overlooks those aspects - staff related to business operations, billing, insurance, attorneys,loans, marketing, etc.  The US Small Business Administration runs free classes in many areas on these general aspects of business operation.


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    [Kathy] [Doig]
    [Leadership Development Committee Chairperson 2018-20]

    [doig@msu.edu]
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  • 3.  RE: Anyone in ASCLS ever established their own medical laboratory?

    Posted 9 days ago
    About 20 years ago I started an environmental toxicology lab.   At that same time I enrolled in an Executive MBA program at Northern Illinois University, which was very useful in helping me make the right decisions.

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    Erlo Roth
    President
    Hinsdale Pathology Associates
    Hinsdale IL
    6307299648
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  • 4.  RE: Anyone in ASCLS ever established their own medical laboratory?

    Posted 8 days ago
    Genaro,

    I worked for a start-up company in 2004 and I started up a reference laboratory as the company (PrognostiX, Inc.) was working on 510K clearance for Cardio MPO.  I applied for a CLIA license, wrote all of the procedures, chemical hygiene plan, safety manual, etc., set up the LIS, instruments (ELISA) and helped set up LC/MS/MS. The company switched directions and decided to sell the Myeloperoxidase kit instead (they had a few research clients that were ordering MPO).  A few years later Jake Orville​, as CEO bought the assets of PrognostiX including the reference lab that was still active and turned it into Cleveland HeartLab.  This company was very successful with the model Jake built and the company flourished.  in 2018 Cleveland HeartLab was purchased by Quest Diagnostics and they are turning Cleveland HeartLab into their Cardiovascular Center of Excellence and all cardiovascular testing will be done here.  It was an exciting and challenging experience.  Message me if you want to know more.  Lisa Kubit Palanca, MBA, MT (ASCP)

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    Lisa Kubit Palanca
    Mgr, Project Sr - IT
    Quest/Cleveland HeartLab, Inc.
    Cleveland OH
    (216) 426-6081
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