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Full-Service Clinical Laboratory

Comprehensive Outreach Services
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SERVICES

Northern Plains Laboratory (NPL) continually strives to meet the clinical laboratory testing needs of the region by utilizing the latest technology. NPL is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation and robotics to ensure quality results in the shortest possible time. We perform greater than 90% of ordered tests at our production center in Bismarck, ND.

Lab Services

Automated Chemistry
Special Chemistry
Hematology
Coagulation
Clinical Microscopy
Microbiology
Molecular Diagnostics
Immunochemistry
Serology
Blood Banking

Client Services/Support

Our client services center is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. With extensive knowledge and technical experience, our client services professionals are ready to respond to any of the day-to-day customer inquiries regarding test results, laboratory testing services and specimen requirements.

Courier Services

Transportation of specimens to our production center is a “value-added” service offered by NPL. Federal Express, U.S. Postal service and other specialized couriers are among the vendors utilized for specimen transport.

Consulting

Quality assurance audits
Regulatory inspection readiness
Quality control review
Policy and procedure review
Updates on new test methodologies
In-service education
Instrument review and recommendations
Verification of new test procedures
Safety review
Performance improvement consultation

Supplies

Pre-paid mailing labels
Specimen transport bags, containers, ice packs and boxes
Collection devices (tubes, swabs, and vials)
Manual requisition forms
Reference catalogs

Pathology Consultants, PC

Consultation
Surgical Pathology
Hematopathology
Cytopathology
Non-forensic autopsies
Lab Directorships
On-site Pathologist visits
Billing services

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TECHNOLOGY

The NPL Connect is an electronic order entry and result return system custom-developed for clients that are using Northern Plains Lab as their reference laboratory.

  • Electronic order entry and result return system
  • Windows GUI based system
  • HL7 protocol (lab industry interface standard)
  • NPL laboratory information system interface
  • Billing interface
  • Supply/inventory system interface
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CONTACT US 800-645-1003 or 701-530-5700 • FAX 701-530-5707

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About Us

Northern Plains Laboratory, LLC (NPL) based in Bismarck, ND is a full service clinical laboratory that provides comprehensive outreach services to regional healthcare providers. State of the art robotics and automation rank NPL among the top clinical laboratories in the upper Midwest.

NPL offers complete reference clinical laboratory services including: electronic order entry and result return technology, IT consultation, specimen transport services, biomedical/instrument support, on-site consultation and 24/7 availability of pathologists and medical technologists, billing and coding consultation, laboratory directorship and technical supervisor functions-per CLIA regulations, as well as enhanced test offerings through relationships with nationally recognized laboratories specializing in esoteric laboratory testing.

NPL partners with Pathology Consultants, PC (Path PC) to offer full-service anatomic pathology services including surgical pathology, cytopathology and non-forensic autopsy services.