Niche Drug & Alcohol Testing Labs and Diagnostic Compliance Companies Adapt to Changing Legal Landscape

Thursday, May 4, 2017 Alcohol & Drug Abuse News
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PALM BEACH, Florida, May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

The diagnostics

testing business, including drug and alcohol testing needs are fueling innovation in the industry resulting in high-sensitivity rapid testing applications and reporting. Compliance and Diagnostic Companies with recent developments in the industry include:
Encompass Compliance Corp. (OTC: ENCC), Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), LabCorp® (NYSE: LH), Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR), Lantheus Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNTH).

Encompass Compliance Corp. (OTC: ENCC) has been selected by one of the largest drug testing laboratories (Labs) to provide real time industry updates and Risk Shield Services to their respective customers. The official announcement will be made at DATIA May 16-18th. Read this and more news for Encompass Compliance at:

This Lab provides products and services to over 200,000 companies. It is important to both the Lab and their customers that state specific compliance services are provided to keep up with the rapidly changing legal landscape. Millions of employers use lab based drug testing for THC, alcohol, cocaine, amphetamines, methamphetamines, opiates, benzodiazepines, propoxyphene, PCP, oxycodone, morphine, ecstasy, methadone, buprenorphine, barbiturates, to provide drug free workplaces. "Our offerings allow employers to properly follow state laws as they change and utilize our Risk Shield Service to update and maintain their compliance programs, for drug and alcohol testing in the workplace," says Encompass CEO Richard Sharp.

Encompass Compliance Corp. is the most comprehensive provider of workplace drug and alcohol testing compliance services, with over 30 years of experience. We are dedicated to providing employers with the tools necessary to mitigate regulatory and compliance risk. Our solutions provide organizations with up to date policies, a comprehensive resource center and real-time monitoring for drug and alcohol testing orders.

In other industry news and developments: 

Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, and PeaceHealth, a mission-based not-for-profit healthcare system, this week announced that they have completed a previously announced two-part agreement designed to enhance the delivery of innovative, convenient and high-value diagnostic information services to communities in Oregon, Washington and Alaska. This includes the acquisition by Quest Diagnostics of the outreach laboratory services of PeaceHealth Laboratories serving physicians and patients in Washington and Oregon. Quest also now begins to manage 11 laboratories serving PeaceHealth's medical centers in Washington, Oregon and Alaska.

LabCorp® (NYSE: LH) yesterday announced a significant enhancement to its proprietary VistaSeqSM Hereditary Cancer portfolio, with ten new test panels focusing on the risk of specific hereditary cancer syndromes. The number of cancer genes that can be assessed has also increased to 59 to reflect advances in the understanding of cancer genetics since the panel was first introduced in August 2015. The VistaSeq Hereditary Cancer Panel detects inherited genetic mutations across multiple genes, which have been associated with an increased risk of developing hereditary cancers. The tests are available from LabCorp and its Integrated Genetics and Integrated Oncology specialty laboratories.

Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR), a global leader in rapid diagnostics, recently announced the launch of its Alere™ Malaria Ag P.f, a major technological breakthrough in high-sensitivity rapid testing versus currently available malaria RDTs (rapid diagnostic tests). The Alere Malaria Ag P.f offers a greater than tenfold improvement in the detection of histidine rich protein II (HRP-II) antigen of Plasmodium falciparum, which will enable better identification of individuals with very low parasitemia, many of whom may be without evident symptoms of malaria infection.

Lantheus Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNTH), parent company of Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc. (collectively, 'Lantheus'), and GE Healthcare (GE), recently announced the signing of a definitive license agreement (the 'definitive agreement') for the continued Phase III development and worldwide commercialization of flurpiridaz F 18, an investigational positron emission tomography (PET) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) agent that may improve the diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common form of heart disease. The definitive agreement follows the signing of a term sheet previously announced in late February 2017.

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