TUSCON, Ariz., Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pharos Diagnostics team is expanding and will be among the first diagnostic laboratories to offer mass spectrometry into the Veterinary Diagnostic Market. Mass spectrometry is widely regarded as the most accurate and sensitive scientific method for measuring drugs, hormones and other analytes in both humans and animals. Additionally, Pharos Veterinary Diagnostics will be one of the few veterinary diagnostic laboratories in the country that will be operating under the guidelines of CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, the federal standard for laboratories that perform human diagnostics).
Technology improvements of the last decade haven't been fully provided to the veterinary diagnostic market. Veterinarians traditionally have had to choose between expensive, slow, and sometimes inaccurate testing options whether performing testing in their office or through external providers. Especially when compared to their peers in human medicine, veterinarians haven't enjoyed the benefits of the advancements in diagnostic technology. Pharos Veterinary Diagnostics is poised to fill this void.
The primary benefits to veterinarians will be more accurate testing, with faster turnaround time, and in a more cost effective manner. The mass spectrometer platform employed by Pharos Diagnostics allows multiple tests to be performed using the same sample. That smaller sample can often be obtained using less intrusive methods, meaning less hassle for the veterinarian and a better experience for the pet and its owner.
As part of developing its world-class services offering, Pharos Veterinary Diagnostics is pleased to announce the addition of two renowned veterinarians to its scientific advisory board, Dr. Robert Murtaugh (DVM, MS, DACVIM, DACVECC, and FCCM) and Dr. Dale Paccamonti (DVM, MS, DACT).
Pharos Veterinary Diagnostics will support individual veterinarians as well as veterinary hospitals with specific outsourced testing requirements that can be efficiently provided by a laboratory experienced in more esoteric testing specialties. Initial testing services include several broad toxicology panels, wellness panels, and a range of difficult to perform multiplexed tests that assist veterinarians in diagnosing complex metabolic or hormonal issues.
About Pharos Veterinary Diagnostics
Pharos Veterinary Diagnostics is operated by Pharos Diagnostics, LLC a privately-held company headquartered in Tucson, AZ. Pharos Diagnostics is CLIA-certified and meets all regulatory, fair billing practice and state and federal regulatory requirements.
Pharos Diagnostics delivers faster, more precise diagnostic testing through mass spectrometry instruments and modern information systems. Innovative sample gathering devices and multiplexed testing mean customers pay less for outsourced testing and experience lower internal testing costs.
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