NHCH Welcomes Diagnostic Laboratory Services, Inc.
Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2015

“DLS brings our patients and community access to a comprehensive range of medical testing, including the most sophisticated forensic toxicology and substance abuse testing services in the State of Hawaii and the Pacific,” says Ken Graham, NHCH President.  DLS is owned by The Queen’s Health Systems and is accredited by the College of American Pathologists, the American Association of Blood Banks, the Food and Drug Administration and The Joint Commission.

“Our DLS laboratory at NHCH has been designed to accommodate a comprehensive variety of testing platforms, allowing us to provide enhanced on-site testing services to the Big Island community,” says Mark Wasielewski, Marketing Manager with Diagnostic Laboratory Services, Inc.   “We offer patients and physicians various options of test result reporting: via electronic medical records printed in physician offices, via web-portal, or postal-delivery,” said Wasielewski.  

DLS is the only locally-owned and locally-operated comprehensive commercial laboratory in Hawaii, serving the State of Hawaii at more than 40 locations, as well as Guam, Saipan, Samoa, Kwajalein, Johnston Island, Yap and Palau.  “Our laboratories are electronically linked with thousands of healthcare providers, offering rapid turnaround time for lab results,” says Wasielewski.  “Our system provides cumulative results, summaries of abnormal results and utilization reports, which are essential for optimal healthcare delivery.”

DLS performs nearly 99% of all tests received, sending less than 2% to reference laboratories on the mainland.  DLS is located in Suite #116 in the Lucy Henriques Medical Center at North Hawaii Community Hospital.  They provide inpatient services at NHCH 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Outpatient services are available Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.   Please contact DLS at 808-881-4470 or visit www.dlslab.com for more information.