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ESTABLISH CENTRAL VA CLINICAL REFERENCE LABORATORY

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Individual centers send out their outreach testing to various private national reference labs that they contract with. These are often expensive uncommon or esoteric tests. Our lab alone has a million dollar send-out budget every year.

Some VA clinical labs do offer reference testing to other VAs. These are, in perspective, still small labs that perform inefficient low volume testing. There is often several labs performing... more »

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