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Laboratory Technical Consultant Services​

Part-Time Technical Supervisor / Consultant Services

Our Laboratory Technical Consultant Services allow you to meet requirements for your laboratory while avoiding the overhead expense of a full-time employee.

Technical Supervisor / Consultant Services

How Does it Work?

The ability of a laboratory to provide quality services cannot be achieved without the direct involvement of dedicated Technical Management. In a moderate complexity lab, this typically falls to the Technical Consultant, while high complexity labs usually require one or more Technical Supervisors. These positions are required by CLIA, and each laboratory technical consultant or supervisor is essential for the success of your business. As the leader in recruiting and staffing for clinical laboratories, we have placed more than 1,000 lab directors, technical consultants and supervisors throughout the country in all lab specialties.

We provide you with a qualified individual who meets your accrediting body’s (CLIA, COLA, or CAP) and state’s requirements for a Technical Supervisor. If you aren’t sure which technical position your lab requires, read more about each role below.

Which One is Right for My Lab?

Technical Consultant

A technical consultant role is one of the four required roles for a moderate complexity CLIA licensed lab. Required qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in lab science and experience in the areas of the subspecialty of testing that the lab performs in-house.

Technical Supervisor

A technical supervisor is one of the 5 required roles for a high complexity CLIA licensed lab. Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in lab science and experience in the areas of the subspecialty of testing that the lab performs in-house.

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Our Services Include:

Completion of duties as set forth by CLIA and delegation of certain duties to appropriately trained on-site staff.

Satisfaction guaranteed, or we will offer a replacement at no additional cost.

We handle all of the management and invoicing for TS/TC services.

Our typical TS/TC package offers 4 hours of remote work per month.

Guarantee of necessary qualifications to fit your laboratory.

"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

"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

"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."


"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

"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

"Impressive Team and always ready to serve!"

Shea Harrelson, Vikor Scientific

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


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Technical Supervisor / Technical Consultant FAQs

What is the cost for a Part-Time TS/TC?

Rates start at $750/month. Fees are all-inclusive of the Technical Supervisor’s compensation and our recruiting and management fees. Rates vary based on the types of testing conducted, the lab’s location, and any additional credentials required.

What is included in the Part-time TS/TC cost?

Our rates are all-inclusive; your fee will cover the TS/TC’s compensation + our recruitment and on-going administrative support of this individual.

What types of Physician Office & Independent Reference Labs can a TS/TC? Oversee?

  • Toxicology Screening and Confirmation
  • Chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular
  • Urinalysis
  • And more! Contact us for a comprehensive list.

Can a moderate complexity lab have multiple TCs?

Yes as long as they are all qualified and the responsibilities are being met, there is no CLIA or COLA restriction on the number of TCs that can work with a lab. There should be a clear and written schedule or delineation of duties, so that all TCs working with a lab are clear on what responsibilities they are assigned.

Is there a limit to the number of labs that a TS/TC can be the TS/TC for?

No. CLIA does not restrict the number of labs that a TC or TS can work with; however, we recommend that any TC or TS who serves multiple labs be aware of their own limitations and bandwidth to determine how many labs it is feasible to adequately keep up with in order to provide quality TC or TS services.

Is there a possibility for TS/TC to work remotely?

Yes, technology allows most of our Part-Time TS and TC services to be completed remotely.

Does the TS/TC have to be in the same state as the lab?

Not necessarily. Many TS/TCs provide their services to labs in other states. Many communications and reviews can be done from a remote location.

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