St. Charles, IL – Doctor’s Data, Inc has been named one of only five Center of Excellence (COE) laboratories in the United States by Salimetrics, a recognized world leader in salivary research and testing.
“The primary goal of the Salimetrics Center of Excellence program is to promote credible scientific research findings through better saliva testing methods,” said Supriya Gaitonde, Ph.D., Senior Applications Scientist for Salimetrics. “Qualification as a Salimetrics COE lab requires a combination of good salivary bioscience laboratory practices and demonstrated experience achieving quality salivary bioscience methods and testing.”
The COE Lab certification program involves multiple layers of assessment before a lab is deemed worthy of this accomplishment. First, Doctor’s Data was invited to participate in the program by demonstrating compliance with quality salivary bioscience methods, as evidenced by lab testing performance data. Next, a rigorous 26-point questionnaire was utilized to evaluate Doctor’s Data before moving on to the next round of qualification examination. Finally, Doctor’s Data was asked to participate in the Salimetrics proficiency testing program to confirm proficiency by achieving accuracy and correlation with other certified labs.
“The COE Lab certification program is a commitment to the rigor and reproducibility required for high quality salivary bioscience research,” said Dr. Gaitonde. “Salimetrics looks forward to partnering with Doctor’s Data to provide credible, non-invasive, quantitative data.”
Doctor’s Data is the only commercial diagnostic laboratory in the United States to achieve this certification, and joins the prestigious company of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research at the University of California, Irvine, the University of Nebraska – Lincoln Salivary Bioscience Laboratory, the CU Anschutz Behavioral Immunology and Endocrinology Lab, and the UNC Biobehavioral Lab.
“We remain committed to the highest standards of laboratory science and have always supported cutting-edge research with prominent global institutions,” said Jack Maggiore, PhD, Assistant Director, Chemistry Laboratory and Research and Development for Doctor’s Data. “As a certified COE Lab, we welcome collaboration with research facilities and pioneering clinical practitioners to continue answering important investigative and medical questions that lead to innovations in patient care.”
To find out more information about the laboratories from around the world in the COE lab program, visit salimetrics.com/labs.