The Assurance Difference

Assurance Scientific Laboratories (ASL) was founded with one goal in mind, to “Heal 1 million lives through innovative biotechnology and accurate data.” At Assurance, we like to think of ourselves as Strategic Partners. Our aim is simple – remain patient-centric with the goal of helping our provider clients obtain better patient outcomes via our robust laboratory diagnostic facilities. Further, we believe physicians should determine how a patient should be cared for devoid of external roadblocks or unnecessary financial burdens to the patient. We specialize in the following:

  • Pathogen Detection Testing
  • Patient Compliance Monitoring

Why Align with Assurance?

Assurance Scientific Laboratories is in-network with the majority of insurance companies, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. This is beneficial to you and your patients in the following ways:

  • Allows the potential reduction or elimination of insurer letters.
  • Allows the potential to ease undue financial burden for your patients due to our in-network status and our “Compassionate Billing Policy.”
  • Gives the option to place a Collection Technician within the practice to improve work-flow.
  • Provides productive tools for your practice via our channel partner PathoDx and their PathoDx PCR Installation
  • Tests we currently offer are PCR and Toxicology.


PCR testing: Upper Respiratory Infection (URI), Pediatric Upper Respiratory Infection (URI), Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT), Wound/Infection

  • Turn around time (TAT) is in-line with industry standards: Before noon, you receive results in the same day. After noon, you receive results the next day.

Toxicology testing TAT is 24-48 hours of receipt.

We are constantly adding beneficial offerings to help our clients diversify into different verticals.

Tests coming soon: STI and Vaginosis, Geriatric STI and Vaginosis, Antibiotic Resistance, Gastro, Oral HPV, and Tuberculosis.

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Pain Management Platform

Medication monitoring is an objective clinical tool for health care professionals who need clear, reliable information about their patients’ use or misuse of prescribed mediations, non-prescribed medications, or illicit substances to make informed clinical decisions regarding treatment.

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Antibiotic Stewardship

Antibiotic stewardship is a coordinated program that promotes the appropriate use of antibiotics, improves patient outcomes, and decreases the spread of infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms.

Misuse and overuse of antibiotics is one of the world’s most pressing public health problems. Infectious organisms adapt to the antimicrobials designed to kill them, making the drugs ineffective. People infected with antimicrobial-resistant organisms are more likely to have longer, more expensive hospital stays, and may be more likely to die as a result of an infection.


Ty Thomas

Lab Director

Mary Beth Minyard

Director of Lab Operations