San Ramon, CA (PRWEB) March 22, 2017
Donor Network West, the federally-designated organ, eye and tissue recovery agency for northern California and Nevada and LABS, Inc., announced the future opening of a CLIA certified dedicated laboratory in northern California specializing in rapid turnaround (STAT) infectious disease screening and serology testing used to determine the suitability of potential organ and tissue donors. This partnership will help donor families by reducing their waiting time at hospitals while continuing to provide the highest quality donor testing to our transplant partners.
Donor Network West currently sends blood specimens to the LABS, Inc. facility in Denver, Colorado. The donation process hinges on the critical laboratory results and providing them in a faster manner, allows for more timely matching of donor organs to waiting recipients.
Starting this fall, LABS, Inc. will open their laboratory at Donor Network West's Clinical Center in San Ramon, California, where they will conduct the expedited blood screenings more efficiently than the current process. The reduction in travel time of the blood samples means donor families will spend less time in the ICU waiting. Shortening this wait time could also result in additional organs viable for transplant. Continue reading