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Laboratory Consulting, LLC was founded in 2000 with the goal of helping physician office laboratories provide quality, cost-effective services to their patients. Laboratory Consulting, LLC has an great reputation with regulatory and accrediting agencies, especially with CLIA and COLA. CLIA inspectors routinely recommend our services to POL’s (physician office laboratories) that are struggling with compliance problems. If you are just starting up, the CLIA application and COLA accreditation process can be tricky, but Laboratory Consulting, LLC can streamline the steps and expedite the process. The bottom line: From starting your own in-house lab, post-inspection follow-up, to advice on test and product selection, Laboratory Consulting, LLC can take the worry and frustration out of the entire process. Trust the company that has successfully started over 250 laboratories from scratch.

Barry Craig, Lab Consultant, MLT
  • Former Lab Coordinator, Children's Hospital of Alabama

  • Member POCCA (Point of Care Coordinators of Alabama)

  • Columnist for Physician Office Resource Magazine ( "Ask the Expert" Laboratory Answers column)

  • Published in ADVANCE for Administrators of the Laboratory Magazine

  • Published on NetDoc.com

  • Faculty, COLA symposiums

Owner and co-founder Barry Craig has over 20 years experience in small laboratory management. He managed 22 physician office laboratories for a large Birmingham health system. Barry has spent his entire career in laboratory medicine, working in all types of laboratories, both large and small. Over time he found that his true interest was in getting laboratory testing into the hands of all types of physician practices.His copyrighted system and approach has led him to set up over 250 labs from scratch. All have experienced successful initial inspections.

Maureen Craig, BS, Chemical Engineering
  • Six Sigma Certified (Green Belt)

  • Certified Technical Trainer

  • Former Laboratory Manager, Major Chemical Corporation

Co-founder Maureen Craig has years of experience in quality management, quality assurance, and quality control. She worked in laboratory management for one of the world's largest chemical companies and served in Quality Assessment for a leading Alabama automotive manufacturer.
She serves as Technical Specialist for Laboratory Consulting, LLC. She has over 5 years experience in all aspects of medical laboratory QC and QA including:

  • Calibration and Calibration Verification

  • Method Validation

  • Comparision Studies

  • Liniarities

  • Studies of Precision, Accuracy and Reportable Range

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