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Assurance Scientific Laboratories Receives COLA Laboratory Excellence Award
BIRMINGHAM, AL (August 5, 2021) – Assurance Scientific Labs has received a Laboratory Excellence Award from the Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. (COLA Inc.) for quality laboratory services. Assurance Scientific Labs has met all the criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by COLA Inc., a leading national laboratory accreditor whose program and standards enable clinical laboratories and staff to meet U.S. CLIA and other regulatory requirements.
Assurance Scientific Laboratories is Meeting Demand for COVID-19 Testing
BIRMINGHAM, AL (March 12, 2021) – It has been one year since Assurance Scientific Laboratories opened the first drive-through COVID-19 testing center in the greater Birmingham area. Over the last year, Assurance has processed nearly one million COVID-19 tests from across the country. Assurance continues to grow and is now offering COVID-19 at-home collection kits by Simplicity. Video courtesy of WVTM 13 Birmingham. Segment aired on Mach 12, 2021.
Assurance Scientific Laboratories Offers Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Test At-Home Collection Kits Available Without Prescription on Amazon
BIRMINGHAM, AL (March 10, 2021) –Simplicity by Assurance Scientific Laboratories™ Over-The-Counter COVID-19 test at-home collection kits are available for purchase without a prescription on Amazon. The collection kits are available to businesses and consumers on Amazon, as well as SimplicityHomeTest.com.
BioIQ Partners with Assurance Scientific Laboratories on New COVID-19 OTC At-Home Test Kits
ATLANTA, GA and BIRMINGHAM, AL (February 24, 2021) – BioIQ, an analytics-driven population health and testing platform company for top employers and health plans, today announced a partnership with Assurance Scientific Laboratories, a clinical reference lab that specializes in molecular diagnostics and microbiology, to bring over-the-counter (OTC), gold standard RT-PCR COVID-19 testing to market.
Assurance Scientific Laboratories Receives EUA for Direct to Consumer COVID-19 At-Home Collection Kits
BIRMINGHAM, AL (February 17, 2021) – U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Simplicity by Assurance Scientific Laboratories™ COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit to be available direct to consumer without requiring a prescription.
Assurance Labs reflects on COVID-19 testing while looking toward future
BIRMINGHAM, AL (July 30, 2020) – In January, before the United States had its first confirmed case of COVID-19, Assurance Scientific Laboratories in Vestavia Hills began working on the test for the virus that has since impacted the entire globe. The cases began rising in China, prompting scientists at Assurance to begin developing the test, said Dr. Chad Austin, co-founder and chairman at Assurance.
Assurance Scientific Laboratories Authorized to Test COVID-19 At-home Specimens
BIRMINGHAM, AL (June 12, 2020) – Assurance Scientific Laboratories has been approved by the FDA as one of two laboratories to test specimens from Everlywell COVID-19 at-home test collection kits. The FDA issued has emergency use authorization (EUA) for this test and for the COVID-19 lab testing by Assurance Labs. This test enables individuals to take a nasal sample at home and send in directly to the lab for processing.
Vestavia Hills laboratory chosen by the FDA as one of two labs in the U.S. to test COVID-19 at- home collection kit specimens
BIRMINGHAM, AL (June 05, 2020) – Assurance Scientific Laboratories has been approved by the FDA as one of two laboratories to test specimens from Everlywell COVID-19 at-home test collection kits. In early June, the FDA issued emergency use authorization (EUA) for this test and for the COVID-19 lab testing by Assurance Labs. This test enables individuals to take a nasal sample at home and send in directly to the lab for processing.
Birmingham Lab One of Two in Nation to Test COVID-19 At-Home Samples
BIRMINGHAM, AL (June 02, 2020) –Assurance Scientific Laboratories has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration as one of two laboratories to test specimens for Everlywell COVID-19 at-home test collection kits.
Local company to process at-home Covid-19 tests
BIRMINGHAM, AL (May 21, 2020) – Assurance Scientific Labs has been approved by the FDA, via an emergency use authorization, as one of two laboratories to test specimens from Everlywell’s Covid-19 at-home test collection test kits.
Ty Thomas, co-founder and lab director for Assurance Labs, said the company has been working with Texas-based Everlywell since early March to fulfill FDA requirements, including with ordering, delivery, sample collection, safety and more.
Assurance Scientific Laboratories is authorized by the FDA as one of two labs in the U.S. to test everlywell Covid-19 At-Home Collection Kit Specimens
BIRMINGHAM, AL (May 18, 2020) – Assurance Scientific Laboratories has been approved by the FDA as one of two laboratories to test specimens from Everlywell COVID-19 at-home test collection kits. This week, the FDA issued emergency use authorization (EUA) for this test and for the COVID-19 lab testing by Assurance Labs. This test enables individuals to take a nasal sample at home and send in directly to the lab for processing.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes First Standalone At-Home Sample Collection Kit That Can Be Used With Certain Authorized Tests
May 16, 2020 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized an at-home sample collection kit that can then be sent to specified laboratories for COVID-19 diagnostic testing. Specifically, the FDA issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) to Everlywell, Inc. for the Everlywell COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit.
F.D.A. Clears Another Coronavirus Testing Kit for Use at Home
May 16, 2020 – The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday granted emergency clearance for a coronavirus testing kit that will enable individuals to take a nasal sample at home and send it to a laboratory for diagnostic testing, the second such approval it has made.
Hyundai Donation and Support Provide Expanded COVID-19 Testing in West Montgomery and Lowndes County
Montgomery, Alabama (May 12, 2020) – New drive-thru sites begin testing for COVID-19 this week in west Montgomery and Hayneville.
The expanded testing is the result of a partnership between the City of Montgomery, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, Hyundai Hope on Wheels, Health Services, Incorporated (HSI), Assurance Scientific Laboratories and the Alabama Department of Public Health. Members of the public will be tested for the COVID-19 Coronavirus without having to pay any out-of-pocket costs.
Atlas, Assurance Labs partner for COVID-19 testing
Birmingham, Alabama (April 23, 2020) – Atlas Senior Living — a Mountain Brook-based retirement living community — has partnered with Assurance Labs of Vestavia Hills to create a safe, convenient testing site for Atlas senior living members due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
BESSEMER QUICK CARE CLINIC TO PARTNER WITH ASSURANCE SCIENTIFIC LABS TO OFFER NO-CONTACT COVID-19 TESTING
Birmingham, Alabama (April 15, 2020) – Bessemer Quick Care Clinic has partnered with Assurance Scientific Labs to offer no-contact COVID-19 testing for the general public in addition to area health care workers and First Responders.
Birmingham clinic, lab offering COVID-19 testing just for healthcare workers
Birmingham, Alabama (April 2, 2020) – A Birmingham clinic and a private lab are making sure healthcare workers have access to tests during the coronavirus pandemic.
Acton Quick Care Clinic and Assurance Scientific Labs are offering no-contact, COVID-19 testing by appointment only for healthcare workers who are providing direct patient care in the Birmingham-area. The clinic, located in the Assurance Health Building at 2868 Acton Road in Birmingham, will be providing this service on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Acton Quick Care Clinic and Assurance Scientific Labs to offer no-contact COVID-19 Respiratory testing to health care worker providing direct patient care (3/31/2020)
Atlas Senior Living company one of first senior living facilities in the U.S. to perform COVID-19 testing
BIRMINGHAM, AL (March 24, 2020) – Atlas Senior Living and Assurance Scientific Laboratories are partnering together for all Atlas communities to receive coronavirus (COVID-19) test kits. This makes Atlas one of the first senior living companies nationwide to offer COVID-19 testing to their residents.
Christ Health Center opens sick clinic for COVID-19 in Woodlawn (3/25/20)
Christ Health Center, which administered more than 2,200 tests for COVID-19 last week at the Church of the Highlands, today opened a sick clinic for those experiencing respiratory issues and fever.
Assurance Ramps Up Testing of COVID-19 (3/19/20)
Assurance Scientific Laboratories is a complex R&D reference lab that develops and provides rapid diagnostic services for clinicians, hospitals and other reference labs. It specializes in molecular and microbiologic technologies.