Meet Lifescan Labs
We’ve processed over 1.2 million Covid-19 PCR tests, ranking us among the largest laboratories in the nation and a thought leader in the industry. We provide accurate and efficient PCR testing to facilities, businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies with on-site concierge testing. We can deliver fast, secure results to any organization of any size as soon as 24 hours after onboarding.
Located in Skokie, Illinois, Lifescan Labs has provided laboratory services for over 400 long-term care facilities since 1996. When the pandemic disproportionately affected the population we serve, we formed a new Rapid Response Team and built our molecular PCR laboratory in under three months to provide COVID-19 testing to those facilities for patients and employees.
We understand the critical importance of a trusted partnership between a lab, a facility, the patient and their families. From bedside to same-day results, we’re committed to providing expedited laboratory processes with a focus on quality and accuracy.
Healthcare professionals throughout the country trust us to provide exceptional customer service, accurate laboratory results and superior logistics.
Locally, we provide on-site swabbing and phlebotomy services as well.
Lifescan is a full-service, CLIA accredited, clinical and molecular laboratory, with over 25 years of personalized service that provides accurate, reliable, and timely patient and employee test results.
Who we serve
LifeScan is one of few full-service laboratories in the Midwest focused on providing customized services for home health organizations, long-term care and assisted living facilities, and behavioral homes. We understand the complexities and needs of these facilities because we’ve supported them for over two decades. We provide senior care facilities with expedited laboratory results with a focus on quality and patient care.
Since the pandemic, we’ve expanded our laboratory services to support business professionals across the country, providing full-service, accurate COVID testing. For organizations in our Midwest region, this includes onsite collections by deploying our Rapid Response Team.
As COVID testing requirements change, we’re positioned to quickly adapt.
We ensure best practices in testing methodologies, enhanced molecular testing for infection control improvements and exceptional patient outcomes.
Our laboratory is equipped with the latest, fully automated instruments, using state-of-the-art technology for the following areas:
- General and Special Chemistry
- Molecular Diagnostics (PCR)
- Drug Testing
- Therapeutic Drugs
- Microbiology, including rapid assays
- Immunology and Endocrine
We make it our business to get to know your laboratory needs and provide a customized solution.
We provide laboratory services for over 400 long-term care facilities in the Midwest region. Last March, as the Covid-19 pandemic gripped the country and devastated the elderly and those who are most vulnerable, we formed a new Rapid Response Team and built our molecular PCR laboratory in under three months to provide Covid-19 testing to those facilities for patients and employees.
Today, the lab has processed over 1.2 million Covid-19 PCR tests and collected nearly 400,000 swabs, ranking us among the largest laboratories in the nation and a thought leader in the industry. We provide accurate and efficient PCR testing to facilities, businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies with on-site concierge testing. We can deliver fast, secure results to any organization of any size as soon as 24 hours after onboarding.
In April 2021, Skokie, Illinois Mayor George Van Dusen presented LifeScan Labs with a Proclamation for outstanding service and innovation during the Covid-19 pandemic for the significant contributions made to the health and wellness of the surrounding communities.
Our Core Value System
Our Core Value system, WE CARE, guides how we conduct business with our clients, how we interact with clients and teammates, how we communicate, and what is expected within the culture of Lifescan Labs.
All Lifescan Labs employees embrace and are held accountable to WE CARE.
W= Willingness: Willingness is the ability to adapt to a situation, being prepared and ready, and practicing enthusiastic acceptance in accomplishing tasks.
E= Ethical: Ethical is doing the right thing all the time, being honest, and living up to a standard that morals and principles guide behavior, and having accountability to your role and responsibilities; be trustworthy always.
C= Communication: Communication is essential to everything and everyone one at Lifescan Labs. Effective and considerate communication provides productive and comprehensive understanding and execution to the mission, company, clients, and employees. Promote idea sharing, provide for open feedback, and allow a dialog with active listening. Timely replies or follow-up when emailed or task given, and avoid gossip or rumors.
A= Appreciation: Appreciation is paramount to a strong team and fosters an environment of recognition and acknowledgment when good work and strong effort is done. Appreciate your team, coworkers, leadership, company, partners, patients, clients, and anyone you interact with. Say “thank you,” “good job,” “awesome work,” anything to recognize effort.
R= Respect: Respect promotes a positive and professional workplace climate. Treat coworkers and teammates with courtesy, politeness, and professionalism, just as you would want to be treated. Listen and allow other points of view to be heard. Everyone is treated with fairness and civility in a culture of cooperation and professionalism.
E= Excellence: Excellence is a commitment to be the best, striving to excel and always improve. Build relationships and make a positive difference in our patient and customers’ lives, uphold company standards and follow policy to ensure quality. “Make people better.”