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.
- Toxicology Labs
- Cancer Genetics CGx
- CGx + Dry Bench
- Pharmacogenomics PGx
- Allergy Labs
- Infectious Disease Lab
- Women’s Health Labs
- Direct to Consumer (DTC) Labs
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.
Pre-Survey Mock Inspection
Yearly Onsite Visit
Monthly QC Review
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
Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Fuller is our in-house Chief Scientific Officer. 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.
VARSHA MEGHNANI, PhD, TC(NRCC), MB(ASCP)
Molecular Geneticist, Laboratory DirectorDr. 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)
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 has over 7 years in account and project management.
Areas of expertise: Clinical lab recruiting, project timeline management, resource allocation, quality control, and more.