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At CRL, every life is special. We never lose sight that our services enable people to buy life insurance, qualify for employment, seek medical advice, prevent serious illnesses, and receive personalized medical treatments.


Laboratory Economics

January 2023

Spotlight Interview with Clinical Reference Laboratory CEO Robert Thompson. Clinical Reference Laboratory (Lenexa, KS) is one of the largest privately held clinical testing labs in the United States. Laboratory Economics recently spoke with Chief Executive Robert Thompson.

Chief Executive

April 22, 2021

As Covid-19 Variants Invade, Testing Remains A Critical Line Of Defense. The pace of vaccine rollout is encouraging, but the war is not over—and companies still have a key role to play in preventing another debilitating surge.

PR Newswire

February 24, 2021

Clinical Reference Laboratory Makes First At-Home COVID-19 Saliva Test Available Through Walgreens Find Care®. The FDA-authorized, saliva-based COVID-19 RT-PCR test expands testing access with a comfortable, at-home alternative - eliminating in-person waits and reducing exposure risk.

PR Newswire

December 9, 2020

Confirm BioSciences Acquired by Clinical Reference Laboratory. Strategic Partners Will Benefit from Complementary Strengths; Confirm BioSciences to Continue Operating Under Its Current Name.

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