Quality Assurance / Quality Control
Alere™ Toxicology’s internal quality control program meets and exceeds all standards set by the federal government. To make certain that we are fulfilling all requirements to perform substance abuse testing, Alere Toxicology is inspected twice a year by SAMHSA and once a year by CAP-FUDT.
Beyond the inspections, we participate in proficiency testing programs conducted by SAMHSA, CAP-FUDT, New York, Florida, and Pennsylvania.
To further ensure that specimens are properly handled and tested, Alere Toxicology maintains a Quality Control and Assurance Program that encompasses all steps in the testing process, including:
- Specimen accessioning and handling
- Chain of custody
- Maintenance of equipment
- Personnel performance
- Specimen analysis
- Laboratory procedures
- Reporting of results