Apollo Laboratory FAQ’s

Q: What are the benefits of using Apollo Laboratory?

A:  Apollo Laboratory provides its clients the following:

  • Delivers one-day PCR results
  • Provides state-of-the-art technology
  • Superior Customer Service
  • Cost minimized testing options
  • Improved patient outcomes
  • Direct and immediate access to results interpretation

Q:  Where is Apollo Laboratory located and how can I contact the lab?

A:  Apollo Laboratory is located at:

3191 Beaumont Centre Circle
Suite 150
Lexington, Kentucky 40513

Phone:  (800)-320-0412
FAX:  (888)-977-1886.

Q:  What are the operating hours for Apollo Laboratory ?

A: Apollo Laboratory operating hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Saturday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Q: What type of Credentialing Does Apollo Have?

A: Apollo Laboratory is a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certified high complexity laboratory, which follows guidelines established by the Clinical Standards Institute (CLSI) for the validation of toxicology, molecular, and pharmacogenomics testing technologies.

Testing & Technology FAQ’s

Q: What is the turn around time (TAT) for our PCR tests?

A: Typical run time is 55 minutes to 2 hours.

Q: How long does it take to receive results?

A: A final report, will be posted less than 24 hours of the specimen’s arrival at the laboratory.

Q:  What does the Antibiotic Resistance panel test provide?

A: The Antibiotic Resistance Panel detects and identifies seventeen types of genes as well as seven gene classes that are affiliated with resistance to various antibiotics including  fluoroquinolones, macrolides, and β-lactams (penicillin’s, cephalosporin’s, carbapenem’s). In addition, it helps avoid unnecessary use of antibiotics that may cause adverse effects in patients.

Q: What methodology does Apollo Laboratory use for initial screening?

A: Apollo Laboratory screens urine specimens by immunoassay.

  • Detects the presence of drugs and other substances.
  • The initial screening process does not measure the specific type or amount of drug present in the samples.

It provides either a positive or negative result, indicating the presence or absence of detectable drugs

Q: What testing methodology does Apollo Laboratory use for confirmations?

A: Confirmations are available by liquid chromatography tandem-mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS).

  • LC-MS/MS is used to confirm presumptive drug screen specimens with a more quantitative result
  • LC-MS/MS identifies the specific drug, its metabolites and amount of it.

Q: What is the recommended amount of urine a patient should provide?

A: 40 ml of urine is recommended for every sample (about 1/4th of the cup).

Q: How long does it take to receive results?

A: A final report, including the qualitative and quantitative confirmation, will be posted within 24 to 48 hours of the specimen’s arrival at the laboratory. All presumptive positive results go through a confirmation process to ensure accuracy.

Q: Will Apollo Laboratory provide POC cups?

A: No. Apollo Laboratory does not supply or sell POC cups

Q: How long are drug testing results on the portal?

A: Drug testing results are on our web-based portal for as long as you are a client with Apollo Laboratory. For your convenience, the most recent results will always be listed at the top of the page when you perform a general search