“There was a situation where an outside lab ran a sample that caused us to rerun a sample, and we were able to track that to a certain employee who was not following the standard operating procedures,” health department spokesman Mark Salley said.
It has recently come to light that a number of blood tests relating to DUI arrests were mishandled by an independent lab that contracts with the State. We are monitoring the situation to insure that if any of our client’s tests were mishandled, the appropriate actions are taken in response. Thus far, none of our client’s tests have been implicated, but the process is likely to take some time.
This highlights the importance of conducting our own independent testing and it is our belief that every blood test should be retested using our own independent lab. We believe that for the time period covered by this recent incident, all of our clients have had their samples independently tested by our lab. This should safeguard us from any problems of this type.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and report on any noteworthy developments…
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