Laboratory Start-Up Consultants providing turnkey start-up solutions

What We Do...

At Laboratory Start-Up Consultants, our team of account managers, laboratory technical consultants, and application processors can guide you through the laboratory startup process, ensuring that you won't miss a single detail, or acquire unnecessary expenses on the road to opening your new lab. Read more below about how we can help.


Initial Consultation: We will assess the feasibility of your business plan and customize a laboratory buildout.

Resource Set Up: Our team will assist you in creating test menus, choosing equipment, software and supplies, and selecting a laboratory location sized correctly for your laboratory’s needs.

Credentialing: We’ll handle processing and enrollment for those critical CLIA certificates and any required State license applications.

Team Building: We will recruit and identify key personnel to help you run your lab.

Implementation: Our experts will assist in writing SOPs, method development and/ or validation of the equipment, and make sure your staff is trained on how to run specimens properly.

Go-Live: We help you to ensure your lab is ready for initial inspection and to begin operations.

Ongoing Support: We offer continued support for three years as your laboratory grows through ongoing recruitment, credentialing and technical consulting.


We provide a large array of services to simplify the laboratory startup process, giving you all you need in one all-inclusive experience. Some of our services are listed below. Contact us to learn how we can help you in the laboratory startup process.

  • Application Processing
  • Lab Buildout & Design
  • Test Menu Creation
  • Equipment, Reagent, and Supply Selection
  • Method Development
  • Equipment Setup & Validation
  • Writing SOP's
  • Laboratory Staffing and Recruiting
  • Laboratory Director Services
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Inspection Preparation
  • Off-Site Data Review


Our team at Laboratory Start-Up Consultants is comprised of experienced account managers, laboratory technical consultants, and application processors equipped to help you navigate every aspect of setting up your lab. Our clients consist of physician office laboratories, managed service organization labs, and independent reference laboratories throughout the U.S. We have the technical expertise and vast laboratory network to build and maintain elite laboratories that are unrivaled by the competition.

  • Chris Harol, CEO
  • Jon Harol, COO
  • Tom Boyd, VP, Client Solutions
  • Margaret Richardson, JD, In-house Legal Counsel and Compliance
  • Dr. Jim Fuller, PhD, D(ABCC), Sr. Consultant/Lab Director
  • Dr. Qian Cheng, PhD, NRCC, Toxicologist/Lab Director
  • Dr. Varsha Magnani, PhD, NRCC, Molecular Geneticist/Lab Director
  • Dr. Rahul Nahire, PhD, NRCC, Toxicologist/Lab Director
  • Lindsey Lamont, Staffing Coordinator
  • Leslee Siirila, Credentialing Manager
  • Patty Hess, Credentialing Specialist

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