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This is the "DNA testing" component of the laboratory. A highly specialized staff of laboratory professionals work in this area. Testing for infectious organisms are performed in this area, including CMV (cytomegalovirus), Herpes viruses, EBV (Epstein Bar Virus), Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea.

This area also cooperates with our new HLA Histocompatibility Lab. This is another example of how Avera McKennan's laboratory combines areas of expertise for the benefit of its patients.

Awards & Accreditations

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The first hospital laboratory in the United States to achieve Accreditation to the gold standard ISO-15189 Quality and Competence international standard in both Clinical and Anatomic Pathology.

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Other Awards & Accreditations

AABB Accredited

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Avera McKennan Laboratory is accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB).

FACT Accredited

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Avera McKennan Laboratory is accredited by the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).