Coronavirus Testing (COVID-19) Update May 29th, 2020
Testing for the presence of Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is ongoing at the RML core lab utilizing two PCR platforms that have received FDA Emergency Use Authorization to detect SARS-CoV2 virus particles within respiratory specimens of symptomatic patients. - - See Updated Collection Instructions
Qualitative testing for IgG antibodies to the novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 associated with COVID-19 infection is now live at RML core lab.
Click Here for comprehensive updates and links for Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19) as this page is updated daily.
Please be aware SARS CoV2 PCR volumes are increasing daily and in the interest of ensuring that we meet the needs of all of our clients, please allow 36-72 hours from receipt of specimens in the lab for results to be available. This applies to all asymptomatic elective surgery specimens. It is also important for elective surgeries that specimen collection be performed 72 hours in advance of the surgery. Please check the Coronavirus testing page often for updates as RML is working hard to add additional SARS CoV2 PCR capacity. Thank you for your cooperation.
Pre-authorization for Genetic and Molecular testing
Providing the best possible care to you and your patients is always the number one priority with Regional Medical Laboratory (RML). Many insurance companies are now requiring pre-authorization for genetic and molecular testing. Payers will only cover testing when used for certain diagnostic conditions. The payer may not cover the testing if it is done as a screening. RML is encouraging all our clients to check with the patient’s insurance before ordering genetic and molecular tests, to determine if pre-authorization is needed.
October 20, 2011: BCBSOK announces Regional Medical Laboratory, Inc., as one of its preferred laboratories
Effective November 1, 2011, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) has selected Regional Medical Laboratory, Inc. (RML) as one of its preferred outpatient clinical reference laboratories. RML will be one of the preferred statewide providers for outpatient clinical laboratory services for BCBSOK. RML has multiple locations statewide, full-time pathologists on staff and convenient technology that provides access to prompt lab results.
Learn more about RML's preferred status with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma read more in the RML Billing Section.
Regional Medical Laboratory is a nationally-renowned commercial pathology laboratory that provides testing services for thousands of physicians and hospitals within a four-state region. Regional Medical Laboratory offers many specialized testing services. Some of these special tests need to be scheduled with our laboratory in advance; that information is listed within each of those tests in the Test Directory for patient and scheduling information. RML and PLA offer a variety of flexible and unique services. From having pathologists on site and on call to computer interfacing solutions, service is what our customers can rely on for the laboratory needs of their patients and practice.