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Premier Medical Laboratory Services Introduces Revolutionary Virtual Lab

~Allowing COVID-19 Testing Facilities to Drastically Increase Testing Capacity in a Matter of Days~

Premier Medical Laboratory Services (PMLS), an award winning molecular diagnostics laboratory, introduces Virtual Lab, an innovative COVID-19 testing solution to overcome laboratory infrastructure restrictions. As many laboratories face an insurmountable influx of testing demands, Virtual Lab allows these facilities to vastly increase their testing capacity and efficiency while bypassing the need to purchase new equipment or endure waiting time of weeks or more for shipping, installation, and validation. Testing facilities can now rent PMLS’ fully-automated robotic workflow and team of 360 employees, including Ph.D. scientists, working 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. While utilizing PMLS’ testing capacity of 300,000 tests per day, 92% of testing results are provided in under 24 hours with Virtual Lab.

“Since COVID-19 became a threat to our nation, we quickly streamlined our workflow, hired employees, validated various coronavirus assays, and purchased the equipment needed to test a large volume of specimens with the highest quality standards,” said Kevin Murdock founder of Premier Medical Laboratory Services. “Our goal as a laboratory with one of the highest testing capacities in the nation is to do our part to help keep the country open. Virtual Lab is one of ways that we can help other labs provide more critical testing without their having to take the time consuming measures we already have since the beginning of this pandemic.” 

Virtual Lab comes with five different collection devices for the accessioning of various specimen types, including saliva samples, to fit any facility’s testing needs. Using a proprietary laboratory information system (LIS) with modules that automate quality control, scheduling, testing and billing, Virtual Lab reduces result interpretation time. The LIS integrates seamlessly with any electronic medical record system (EMR) that hospitals and physicians’ offices currently use and is fully HIPAA compliant. Also with Virtual Lab comes a secure online portal to make results easily accessible and to provide statistical reports for data analysis. 

Premier Medical Laboratory Services invites all laboratories to use Virtual Lab to quickly and efficiently provide expanded testing capacity with reduced turnaround time of results. 

Virtual Lab Includes a Gold Standard SARS-CoV-2 Test

  • Limit of detection (LoD) meets the standard level of sensitivity for SARS-CoV-2 testing with a false positive rate of occurrence <1% as determined by a third party validation
    • LoD 40 copies/uL
  • Third party validation studies determined that the specificity of our assay exceeds the requirement of at least 95%
    • >98% Specificity 
  • The accuracy of our assay exceeds the requirement of at least 95% concordance as determined through a third party correlation study
    • >97% Accuracy

For more information or to begin providing expanded testing capacity with Virtual Lab today, visit www.YourVirtualLab.com or contact virtualLab@premedinc.com.

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Premier Medical Laboratory Services Named Among Top Genetic Diagnostic Companies of 2020 by Healthcare Tech Outlook

GREENVILLE, SC August 18, 2020  – Premier Medical Laboratory Services (PMLS) announces today that they have been named one of the Top Genetic Diagnostic Companies of 2020 by Healthcare Tech Outlook, a leading national healthcare publication. The designation, earned by the Greenville, SC laboratory, comes with recognition for their providing the most advanced diagnostic testing solutions with accuracy and efficiency through employing the latest in science and technology.

One of the reasons PMLS was selected by the publication is that they are a highly complex laboratory with various types of test offerings to address many medical diagnostic needs. From COVID-19 PCR tests, antibody testing, pharmacogenomics, advanced cardiovascular testing, and their women’s health & wellness and diabetes panels, all of PMLS’ tests are performed under one roof with cutting-edge laboratory equipment, providing a quick turnaround of results for physicians and patients.

“We are honored to be designated as a top genetic diagnostic company of 2020 by Healthcare Tech Outlook,” said Kevin Murdock, Founder of Premier Medical Laboratory Services. “Our team of scientists and laboratory personnel is continually focused on providing the most advanced solutions to diagnostic testing demands, and to helping physicians provide top-level care to their patients.” 

Along with titling PMLS a top genetic diagnostic company, Healthcare Tech Outlook noted that Premier Medical Laboratory Services’ MDDiabeticPro panel includes the revolutionary DIABETESpredict test, which is a first of its kind predictive genetic test for type 2 diabetes developed in collaboration with world leading doctors and scientists of Harvard and MIT. The DIABETESpredict test is expected to mark a new era in diabetes prevention and care through evaluating the risk of the disease onset by examining individual genetic profiles and is currently available to the US through PMLS.

Along with their MDDiabeticPro panel, the article also recognizes PMLS’ full respiratory pathogen panel and GI panel, as well as their cardiovascular panel MDHeartPro, which more accurately depicts a patient’s overall heart health than a standard lipid panel that is often used by other laboratories. All of these testing services are conducted at PMLS’s 40,000 sqft COLA and CLIA regulated laboratory in Greenville, South Carolina alongside their recently added portfolio of COVID-19 related tests.

By employing the latest in laboratory equipment, added staff and a highly advanced laboratory information management system, OnGen, PMLS has been able to expand their testing capacity and add quality PCR and antibody testing for COVID-19 to their diagnostic testing services. Additionally, the article explores how PMLS has found solutions to overcome COVID-19 supply chain shortages in coordination with their sister company, CPT Medical, who makes their own viral transport media and specimen collection kits.

Healthcare Tech Outlook states, “PMLS is a highly sophisticated and top of the line advanced diagnostics lab” with “robust diagnostic services.”

To read the full article, please visit this link: https://bit.ly/2POMkYW.

For more information about Premier Medical Laboratory Services, please visit www.PreMedInc.com or call 1.877.335.2455.

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ABOUT PREMIER MEDICAL LABORATORY

Premier Medical Laboratory Services (PMLS) is a CLIA and COLA regulated laboratory based in Greenville, South Carolina focused on providing clinically meaningful results to medical practitioners. Premier Medical Laboratory Services offers a variety of highly specialized tests including: the only Type II Diabetes molecular predisposition test available in the U.S., advanced cardiovascular testing, hereditary cancer screening, carrier screening, women’s health panels, pharmacogenomics, serum allergy testing, blood wellness, Hepatitis C genotyping, respiratory pathogens, gastrointestinal pathogens, and more. In addition to its specialty programs, Premier Medical Laboratory offers a comprehensive testing menu of general chemistry, immunoassay, and hematology tests. The company also is proud to offer a patient friendly billing policy.

For more information, please visit www.PreMedInc.com or call 1.877.335.2455.

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