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Olympus Customer Named 2003 Medical Lab of the Year by MLO Magazine


Melville, N.Y. (May 31, 2003) - A physicians' office laboratory (POL) in Nevada that relies upon the Olympus AU400™ chemistry-immuno analyzer for on-site testing has been honored as the 2003 Medical Lab of the Year by Medical Laboratory Observer (MLO) magazine. Family Doctors of Boulder City, Nevada, located in the shadow of the Hoover Dam, was named the best lab in the nation by the publication in its April issue.

Family Doctors offers an extensive set of testing services and procedures. In the article, Pat Armour, MT (ASCP), laboratory supervisor, said that in the past three years the lab has undergone an expansive renovation and upgrade. With help from Olympus America Inc. Diagnostic Systems Group and Olympus distributor Fisher HealthCare, Armour was able to put together a complete system that cost less per month than the lab had been spending on supplies and service alone for its 10-year-old chemistry analyzer.

The esteemed panel of judges who made the selection included Leland Baskin, MD, MS, FCAP, Division Head, General Laboratory, Calgary Laboratory Services, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Dennis J. Ernst M(ASCP), Director, Center for Phlebotomy Education Inc., Ramsey, Indiana; and C. Anne Pontius, MBA, CLS(AMT), MT(ASCP), President of Laboratory Compliance Consultants Inc., Raleigh, NC.

As illustrated in the MLO article, Olympus Diagnostic Systems Group provides innovative solutions that meet the high productivity demands of physicians' office laboratories as well as hospitals, integrated healthcare delivery networks, reference labs, blood banks and pharmaceutical labs. Olympus solutions save laboratories time, maximize productivity and deliver fast, reliable results.

To read the entire article from MLO Magazine, please click here.

About Olympus Diagnostic Systems Group
Since 1981, Olympus Diagnostic Systems Group has provided innovative solutions that meet the high productivity demands of hospitals, integrated healthcare delivery networks, reference labs, blood banks and pharmaceutical labs. Offering the broadest standardized line of random access, chemistry-immuno analyzers and lab automation systems, Olympus' solutions save laboratories time, maximize productivity and deliver fast, reliable results.

Olympus Diagnostic Systems Group also offers rapid response technical support nationwide through Olympus Technical Services. Service and support are available to customers seven days a week, 24 hours a day, by calling 1-800-223-0130. From telephone troubleshooting and remote modem diagnostics…on-site customer training and service for hardware, software, application support…as well as training and field support at Olympus' Irving, Texas facility…Olympus Diagnostic Systems Group provides comprehensive customer-tailored solutions to ensure maximum system uptime with reliable results.

For additional information about the Olympus product line, and other services, please call the Olympus Diagnostic Systems Group at (800) 223-0125, or visit the Olympus web site at www.olympusamerica.com.

About Olympus
Olympus Optical Co., Ltd., with its wholly owned subsidiaries, is a global leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing optical-digital product solutions for health care and consumer segments. The company leverages R&D investment in technology and manufacturing processes across diverse business lines that include:

  • minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical endoscopes;
  • advanced clinical and research microscopes;
  • chemistry-immuno analyzers and lab automation systems; and
  • digital and film cameras, and digital voice recorders.
  • In the U. S. and Canada, Olympus America Inc. serves health care, scientific and commercial laboratory markets with integrated product solutions and financial and other service offerings and is the leading brand in gastrointestinal endoscopy and clinical and educational microscopes. The company's market-leading consumer camera products and services business spans North and South America. Olympus America Inc. works collaboratively with its customers and parent company to develop state-of-the-art products and services that are innovative, intelligent, and easy to use.