American Laboratory  Consultant 

                                        We provide laboratory consulting and management services globally in the field of clinical chemistry,clinical immunology, clinical toxicology, hematology, anatomic pathology and molecular diagnostics.

Our Team

Syed K Haque, MD, DABCC

Diplomate American Board of Clinical Chemistry

Scientific Director and CEO

Email: syed.haque@starturlab.com

Abir Chaudhry, Medical Laboratory Scientist (ASCP), MSc

Technical Supervisor/Consultant

Adam Ochoa, Medical Laboratory Scientist (ASCP), BS

Technical Consultant

ASCP : American Society of Clinical Pathologist


We  are a group of Board-certified Consultant CLIA Laboratory Directors(MDs/PhDs)  and laboratory professionals serving laboratories nationwide .Our Scientific Director  provides scientific, technical and regulatory input . Our strong expert group is also available to provide clinical, technical and regulatory diagnostic consultation to manufacturer and inventor of diagnostic products. Our consultants have expertise in both high complexity and moderate complexity testing. Our clients are hospital laboratory, reference laboratory, physician office laboratory and diagnostic companies.

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Adulterated Synthetic cannabinoids linked to deaths in Illinois

Spice synthetic cannabinoids linked to bleeding
Spice, the synthetic cannabinoid, has been linked to bleeding cases.

Synthetic cannabinoids are man-made chemicals that act on the same Cannabinoid receptors as THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) , the ingredient in marijuana. They are sprayed on shredded plant materials, packed in e-cigarettes or other devices and sold for smoking or inhalation. They are sold under different brand names such as K2, Spice, Joker, Black Mamba, Kush, and Kronic.

These synthetic cannabinoids are not known to cause bleeding. Several cases that cropped up in Illinois and other areas of the country were found to be the result of contaminated synthetic cannabinoids. These contaminants were identified to be rat poison, Brodifacoum. Brodifacoum can be separated by chromatography and identified by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. It is most widely used pesticides in the world. It was  introduced in 1975 to deal with the public health problem of warfarin resistant rodents. Its anticoagulant effect is said to be 100 times greater than that of warfarin. It has a very long plasma half life. This results in a  prolonged anticoagulant effect. It is often called Superwarfarin. Warfarin is used in measured doses for the management of coagulation related disorders such as deep venous thrombosis , pulmonary embolism and atrial fibrillation to help prevent clot formation. In suspected cases of adulterated synthetic cannabinoid posioning, INR as high as 20 ( INR of 1.1 or below is considered normal) has been reported . Intravenous dose of Vitamin K and Fresh Frozen Plasma is  required over longer period to reverse its effect.

Registry of Clinical Laboratories with Issues

Once a year the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) makes available to physicians and to the general public specific information (including information provided to CMS by the Office of the Inspector General) that is useful in evaluating the performance of laboratories. The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) and implementing regulations at… Continue Reading

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Our Services

  • Our strong expert group is now available to provide clinical,technical and regulatory consultation to manufacturer and inventor of diagnostic products.
  • Provide policy and procedure manual, Quality Assessment, proficiency testing and other required manuals and ensure ongoing implementation,review and corrective action.

  • Explore and assist with selection and acquiring of equipment, reagents and other consumables for toxicology drug screening and/or confirmation testing, molecular diagnostic, immunology, hematology and clinical chemistry testing.

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  • Develop methods for toxicology drug confirmation and molecular testing.
  • Perform and Evaluate method validation of clinical testing such as the one done on LC-MS/MS, ELISA , molecular testing and any other chemistry testing.
  • Ensure a successful CLIA/COLA/CAP/Joint Commission inspection, accreditation and ongoing compliance.
  • Perform mock Inspection and remediation.
  • Ongoing Technical direction and consulting.

For more information and to discuss the services ,

Please contact us at info@starturlab.com .

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American Laboratory Consultant

350 S Northwest Highway, Suite 300

Park Ridge, IL 60068

(847) 656-5374

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