Start A Clinical Laboratory


Independent Reference Labs + Physician Office Labs

Ready to start your own Physician Office Lab or Independent Reference Lab but not sure where to begin? We offer two ways for you to start your lab quickly and cost-effectively.

Laboratory Startup Programs

Our technical team has carefully curated two start up programs to assist you in starting your lab. From application processing to post go-live QC, our team will ensure you don’t miss a beat. We don’t utilize contractors, the start up process is handled by our Lighthouse Lab team to ensure the cost-savings are passed on to you.

Explore below to discover which program is right for you. For more information contact our consulting team to schedule a call. 

Our flat fee program includes key service when starting your lab. Ideal for those with knowledge of the lab industry who want to get to the go-live stage quickly and cost-effectively.

Specialty Flat Fee Start Up Programs:

Start Direct to Consumer Testing: LAUNCH DTC

Start Molecular Testing: LAUNCH MOLECULAR

Our monthly fee program offers key services along with support after your lab goes live. Ideal for those who want to buffer the upfront start-up costs.

Additional Services included after 12 months:
 Post Go-Live Consulting with Lab Specialists.
Recruiting Services
Pre-Survey Mock Inspection
Yearly Onsite Visit
Monthly QC Review
Competency Testing

Our Technical + Project Management Team

Our Technical and Management Team is highly qualified in various specialities within the clinical laboratory industry. They will be guiding your lab startup as well as ensuring the technical and scientific aspects of your lab meet compliance standards.

Dr. Jim Fuller, PhD, DABCC, FAACC

Dr. Jim Fuller, PhD, DABCC, FAACC

Scientific Advisor

With over 20 years of experience in the laboratory industry, Dr. Fuller’s expertise is paramount as you begin your new lab.

Areas of expertise:  New laboratory startups, quality control and assurance, accreditation, test commercialization, laboratory operations, and molecular diagnostics.

Certifications: CQA (Certified Quality Auditor), DABCC (Molecular Diagnostics), DLM (Diplomate in Laboratory Management), MB(ASCP) Technologist in Molecular Biology, and more.



Molecular Geneticist, Laboratory Director

Dr. Meghnani has 10+ years of Molecular Biology and Pharmaceutical Sciences experience. She is also a certified Toxicological Chemist and Molecular Geneticist.

Areas of expertise: Clinical Laboratory startups, Toxicology, Hematology, PGx, NGSCLIA, COLA, CAP, Molecular diagnostic, Genetics, qPCR, NGS, multiplex PCR.

Certifications: National Registry of Clinical Chemists, Toxicological Chemist, MB(ASCP), Technologist in Molecular Biology

Rahul Nahire, PhD, SC(ASCP), TC(NRCC)

Rahul Nahire, PhD, SC(ASCP), TC(NRCC)

Toxicologist, Technical Supervisor, Laboratory Director

Dr. Nahire has 10+ years of Clinical Toxicology and Chemistry research experience, along with two patents and several published articles in scientific journals.

Areas of expertise: Clinical Laboratory, Toxicology, Clinical Chemistry, Drugs of Abuse testing, LC-MS/MS Method Development and Validations, CLIA/CAP/COLA/JCO Inspection preparation. Special Chemistry (ASCP), Toxicological Chemist

Lindsey Lamont

Lindsey Lamont

Project Manager

Lindsey Lamont has over 7 years in account and project management.

Areas of expertise: Clinical lab recruiting, project timeline management, resource allocation, quality control, and more.

Already Have a Clinical Lab?

If you already have a clinical lab up and running view your options to either add a new testing line in as little as 45 days, or buy/sell within the clinical lab market.