Omega Laboratories, Inc. unveiled its newly completed $5 million laboratory expansion in Cleveland, Ohio
, a project undertaken in response to the increasing global demand for testing drugs of abuse in hair.
The firm’s US-based headquarters
now consists of over 44,000 square feet which quadruples Omega's daily testing capacity. The new addition has been outfitted with state of the art mass spectrometry equipment and staffed by Omega's highly experienced personnel.
According to company officials, Omega attributes its impressive growth to many factors, including; having the fastest testing turnaround time in the industry, consistently reporting results within 24-72 hours while maintaining a high level of accuracy. “The turnaround time is a result of proprietary testing methods, part of the intellectual property and operating efficiencies developed by Omega over the last 14 years. This includes a specimen wash process which has been approved by multiple accrediting agencies as an effective means for removing external contamination. Omega is one of only three hair testing laboratories worldwide to have obtained FDA 510(k) clearances,” company officials said.