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Dr. Amy Woron, VP, Technical Director, Microbiology & Molecular
Dr. Amy Woron, VP, Technical Director, Microbiology & Molecular

Welcome to the newest service line offered by Diagnostic Laboratory Services, Inc. (DLS). DLS is now serving as a contract research organization to assist with your research projects. DLS has a state-of-the-art CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited molecular lab ready to provide answers to your research questions. Please fill out the contact form below to start the conversation and collaboration.

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Contract Research Organization (CRO)

Genetic Research Capabilities

DLS has recently invested in state-of-the-art equipment and expert staffing to offer new services, including genome sequencing and cancer tumor profiling. With all this new technology, we can also help as a contract research organization (CRO) to answer your research questions. Your research data can be analyzed by a DLS board-certified pathologist in molecular diagnostics or a board-certified cytogeneticist. We can also provide the data if you want to analyze the results as part of your research.

Loading Genetic Sequencer for Research at a Laboratory
Zan Halford, MS, SMB (ASCP)CM, Medical Technologist III

Our Success with Next Generation Sequencing

Leaders in Precision Medicine

DLS launched next-generation sequencing in May of 2021. Since then, our tumor profiling within our Precision Medicine Program has helped to improve clinical outcomes for island cancer patients. We are pushing for more success and research in this area by utilizing our next-generation sequencing and microarray methods.

Opportunities for Researchers and Partner Organizations

  • Commercial CRO Partnerships
  • University Partnerships
  • Clinical Development
  • Clinical Trials
  • Outcomes Research
  • Real World Evidence (RWE)

Genetic Sequencing Data Analysis

Partner with DLS as a CRO

Dr. Christopher Lum, Medical Director, Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, Diagnostic Laboratory Services, Inc.
Dr. Christopher Lum, Medical Director, Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, Diagnostic Laboratory Services, Inc.

Collaborating with Diagnostic Laboratory Services

Why work with us? By partnering with DLS as a CRO, you can leverage our expertise in qPCR / Real-Time PCR and other genetic testing services to advance your research projects and improve patient care. Our collaboration extends to various organizations, including hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, universities, and other healthcare providers.

Key Benefits

  • State-of-the-art Laboratory Facility with Expanded Genetic Research Capabilities
  • Recent Success in Clinical Genomic Services
  • Experienced Staff / Subject Matter Experts
  • Best Industry Standards for Quality Control
  • Ethnically Diverse Patient Population
  • Flexible Billing Options
  • Interisland Courier Services

Advantages of Genetic Research Services at DLS

As a leading medical research organization and contract research organization (CRO), Diagnostic Laboratory Services is committed to offering high-quality services to support healthcare providers and researchers. Our state-of-the-art facilities, experienced team, and adherence to quality control standards ensure accurate and reliable results for our clients.

Recent Success in Clinical Genomic Services

In recent years, we have made significant progress in our advancements of Next-Gen Sequencing, cancer tumor profiling and more. We have all the facilities, tools, and experts to provide a wide variety of contract research services. We can work with government research projects, private sector research projects, university research projects, hospitals, and pharmaceutical organizations.

Best Standards for Quality Control

DLS follows best industry standards of quality controls and this includes our contract research services. From Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) to Good Documentation Practices (GDP), we understand the importantace of this for our patients, physicians, healthcare providers, and researchers. If you have questions about our related services, please inquire with the form below. See the details about the research services that we offer.

Flexible Billing Options

We can accomodate situations to best serve our customers. Please inquire to learn how we can offer flexible billing options for our genetic research services.

Interisland Courier Services

We can help with operations of transportation of specimens to our lab for processing. We are eager to assist in your operations with our fleet of couriers and interisland solutions.

Research Services

Explore the range of Clinical Research Services our medical laboratory can provide as a Contract Research Organizaton (CRO)

  • qPCR/Real-Time PCR

    We can design primers and probes as needed or use your probes/templates for analysis, catering to your specific project.

  • Sanger Sequencing

    We can perform high-fidelity sequencing for a single to limited gene from a number as well as confirmatory testing.

  • Microarray

    We can do high-resolution whole genome analysis for copy variants and the absence or loss of heterozygosity.

  • Fragment Analysis

    Support your research with our Fragment Analysis, perfect for Sanger Sequencing applications like microsatellite genotyping and DNA profiling.

  • Nucleic Acid Extraction

    Unlock the potential of Nucleic Acid Extraction with our advanced services, providing efficient DNA and RNA isolation from multiple sample types.

  • Next Generation Sequencing

    Our comprehensive NGS offerings include whole-genome sequencing, clinical exome sequencing, RNA sequencing, and targeted gene panel sequencing.

  • Tumor Profiling

    Examine cancerous tissues to reveal genetic alterations and molecular pathways, empowering personalized treatment strategies.


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Queen’s Center for Biomedical Research (QCBR)

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DLS Contract Research Organization FAQs

I am a teacher, and I want a guest speaker to talk with my class about genetic research or possible careers in a medical laboratory. Is this possible?

We are happy to send some of our experts to engage with classrooms in the community in person or even virtually. Genetic research and molecular science are growing areas of interest. It’s great to share knowledge and get youth excited about science, research, and maybe even working in a medical laboratory one day! Fill out the FORM ABOVE to start the conversation.

Is the genetic research for human genetics or infectious diseases?

We perform testing for both human genetics and infectious diseases. We are a methods-driven laboratory offering molecular services such as real-time PCR, sequencing, microarray, and more! See our RESEARCH SERVICES or fill out the FORM ABOVE to start the conversation.

Are there any events that I can go to in Hawaii that are related to laboratory science research?

Follow us on social and check back regularly in the SOCIAL section of this page for the latest information.

How can I learn more about available genetic sequencing services?

We’re excited to assist you with your research projects. Please browse our RESEARCH SERVICES and contact us with the FORM ABOVE and we will get back to you.