Clinical Reference Laboratory Enhances Test Menu With Adoption of DNA Genotek's Oragene(R)-DNA Saliva Collection Kit

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 General News J E 4

LENEXA, Kan., March 24 Clinical Reference Laboratory (CRL) today announced that it has completed validation testing of DNA Genotek's Oragene-DNA saliva collection kits and will adopt Oragene-DNA for use with its molecular diagnostic services.

CRL is a CLIA-certified molecular diagnostics services provider based in Lenexa, Kansas offering a wide assortment of molecular diagnostic services including gene expression profiling, microarrays, CNV/SNP typing, pathogen detection, infectious disease testing, pharmacogenetic testing, sample banking, assays for personalized medicine and custom diagnostics. CRL also operates a global clinical trials division.

"Working with DNA Genotek and utilizing its products enhances CRL's menu of high quality molecular services through saliva-based DNA tests," said CRL Executive Director of Molecular Diagnostics, Dr. Heather Newkirk. "Offering services integrating the Oragene-DNA product allows us to provide our clients with a state of the art solution for extraction and genotyping DNA from saliva. We are impressed with the quality and quantity of DNA we obtain using Oragene-DNA."

"CRL joins a growing list of genomic service providers and technology vendors that have validated Oragene-DNA with their products and/or service offerings," said Ian Curry, president and CEO, DNA Genotek, Inc. "Adding CRL to our program gives our customers increased access to an approved service provider that can reliably process samples collected with our products. Our customers can benefit from CRL's offerings for saliva-based DNA extraction, analysis and testing."

About Clinical Reference Laboratory

CRL is a privately held reference laboratory offering leading edge testing services in the areas of Clinical Trials, Corporate Wellness, Molecular Diagnostics, Insurance, and Toxicology, all at our 192,000 plus square foot state-of-the-art facility in Lenexa, Kansas. CRL has grown from a group of six sharing one phone in 1979 to be one of the largest single-site laboratories in the country. We perform tests on millions of samples annually for hundreds of clients and we process those samples 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from all over the United States and many foreign countries. Analyzing over 100 million tests annually, CRL is one of the largest single-site privately held laboratories operating on a national basis.

Ū Oragene is a registered trademark of DNA Genotek, Inc.

SOURCE Clinical Reference Laboratory


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