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Toxicology/Drug Testing Laboratory Solutions

Toxicology Lab Startup & Validations

Whether you’re looking to start a toxicology lab or to expand your test menu by adding drug testing – we are here to assist.

Our goal is to empower healthcare providers and improve patient care by building and managing CLIA-certified, physician-owned laboratories with state-of-the-art LC-MS technology.

LC–MS instrumentation-confirmation testing

Looking to Start a Toxicology Lab?

If you’re ready to discuss the next steps of building a toxicology laboratory, you’ll want to have a partner with experience navigating the various regulatory bodies (CLIA, COLA, CAP, etc.) and existing state and federal guidelines. You will also need to make sure you have a qualified laboratory director to oversee testing, in addition to the other roles CLIA mandates.

Lighthouse assists in this process by acting as everything from a turnkey laboratory provider to a consultant. Whether you require assistance with staffing, regulatory guidance, software solutions, or more, Lighthouse has the expertise to help minimize capital expenses while efficiently getting your in-house lab up and running in 90 days.

Drug Screening Solutions


Lighthouse offers an array of toxicology instruments to meet the comprehensive needs of any lab performing drug screening.


We also offer the assortment and dependable delivery of consumables required by drug screening labs.

Reagents, Calibrators & Controls

Reagents, calibrators, and controls are available to the physician’s office and pain clinic labs performing in-house drug screening.

Specimen Validity Tests

Quality specimen validity tests assure lab personnel that they work with unadulterated samples.

Why Bring Toxicology Lab Testing In-House?

As physician practices and community healthcare providers consistently seek to improve quality and provide better value to patients, one pathway that can achieve both outcomes is to move laboratory testing in-house. In addition to offering a better patient experience and test turnaround times, building an in-house lab also lets providers capture some of the revenue being lost when sending out samples to large reference labs.

Recapture lost revenue


Faster turnaround times

Improve patient care


Robust panel of analytes


More physician control

Improve payer relations

We Offer:

Everything from initial paperwork through method and instrument validation

LCMS instrumentation, installation, training, and workflow development

Laboratory Information System (LIS) software and web-based portal

Laboratory tech and quality director sourcing, training​, and placement​

Complete provider control over samples and testing program

Get Started with Your Physician Office Laboratory

Our program which is built on a foundation of regulatory compliance and testing accuracy is designed to help you build and operate a successful lab for years to come. And even better, our per-sample model can accurately project your monthly expenses in advance so that you don’t have any unwanted financial surprises.

Jon Harol

President, Lighthouse Lab Services

Contact us today and have one of our experts build a pro forma for your practice – no cost, and no commitment

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"Lighthouse Lab Services has helped us set up our physician office lab for urine toxicology. They are very professional and organized. I would highly recommend their services."

Julia Ashford, Ashford Pain Solutions

"We love Lighthouse. Incredible support. Great account management. Superior technical support. We all talk about how great it has been to work with [Lighthouse]. We cannot say enough positive about the company. "

R. Scott LaNeve, General Manager, Drugscan, Inc.

"My lab just finished the validation of a Turn-Key Covid-19 lab using Lighthouse Lab Services. We had a great experience and are looking forward to future projects as we grow. They assisted with everything from finding equipment, supplies, validation and training. I highly recommended them."

Ameritech Diagnostic Labs

"We are all impressed with the work that Lighthouse Lab Services does to help the clinical laboratory community... We have been working tirelessly over the last year tackling all of the complexities involved in starting up a clinical lab from scratch… We are… overjoyed to have [a lab director] onboard via Lighthouse."

Christine Barnard, Founder & CEO, Atlas Quality Assurance Laboratories

"I want to commend your team (again) for being such great partners. Your service levels have been the best of any of our Covid suppliers – instrumentation, supplies, and/or reagents. We are grateful we found Lighthouse and look forward to working together."

Consulting & Covid Assay Client

"We hired a MLT and Lab Director thanks to Lighthouse and everything has been smooth sailing. They are both knowledgeable, thorough, professional and have helped our practice tremendously. Thank you again Lighthouse for matching us perfectly."


"Impressive Team and always ready to serve!"

Shea Harrelson, Vikor Scientific

"Lighthouse is professional, responsive, and has always provided quality candidates."


"It’s my pleasure working with Lighthouse on recruiting our Lab Director. [Candidates]…spoke highly of your company. They trust the quality service and the transparency your team has provided them. We can certainly understand why we feel the same way about your knowledge in the lab field and Lighthouse Lab Services putting the clients’ interest at heart."

Reference Lab Recruiting Client

How We Help With Validations:

Leveraging their experience building over 100 toxicology labs, our team of toxicologists considered runtime, compliance, equipment needs, sample throughput, and reimbursement when they developed our cost-effective method. It covers a comprehensive panel of the most common analytes that are requested by physicians.
Our consulting team creates a custom method specific to your test menu – giving you the ability to test for a wide range of drugs on instruments, including Sciex, Agilent, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Shimadzu. Our technical team can develop custom panels of over 100+ drugs and analytes.

Our high-complexity laboratory directors are all Ph.D.- level Scientists and will be on-site to perform the method development. Our scientific team can also train your staff on instrumentation, sample prep, loading of the instrument, data interpretation, and certifying reports.

We will also provide a validation plan for your technical staff and remotely write a validation summary with the results. We will then start the initial test and provide a validation plan for your technical staff to finish running the validation samples.

Our scientists will also consult with your technical staff on performing and writing Correlation Studies and Specimen Stability Studies.

Lab Scientist doing molecular test in the lab

Have a question? Contact us.

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