HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Diatherix Laboratories, LLC, a leading provider of multiplex diagnostic services and solutions, today announced it has been selected to participate in Avalon's innovative, comprehensive laboratory management program. Diatherix joins Avalon's recently launched national network of independent specialty laboratory providers offering physicians and their patients access to high quality, specialized laboratory testing services.
Studies show more than 30 percent of clinical laboratory testing is unnecessary or overused. Inappropriate testing can lead to complications and expense arising from unwarranted care, putting patients at risk for increased health risks and costs. Missing key screenings also can have adverse consequences. Avalon's Clinical Advisory Board, which includes leading pathologists from across the country, leads the company's focus on setting policies that help ensure the delivery of the most appropriate tests in a high quality laboratory.
"We are pleased to partner with Avalon on this important program," said Dennis Grimaud, CEO of Diatherix Laboratories. "We share Avalon's commitment to providing quality care and patient friendly, transparent services to ensure patients receive the right test at the right time in the right setting."
Specialty labs, such as Diatherix, offer patients and physicians access to highly complex testing methods that assist in more timely and accurate diagnoses of infectious diseases.
"The launch of our program and the addition of high quality partners such as Diatherix is an exciting milestone for Avalon," said Dr. Bill Kerr, Avalon's CEO. "The laboratory industry is exploding with new testing technologies, and the ability to evaluate these advances expeditiously is a critical need in health care. Avalon's program embeds high quality science in the management of laboratory services."
Diatherix Laboratories, LLC, is located in the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Alabama. Diatherix operates as an independent, high complexity, CAP-accredited clinical laboratory providing advanced multiplex molecular diagnostic services to assist healthcare providers in the simultaneous detection of bacteria, viruses, parasites and Candida related to infectious diseases – providing one-day results and single-sample collection. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.diatherix.com.
SOURCE Diatherix Laboratories, LLC