LABS’ accreditation follows a rigorous on-site assessment by qualified AABB assessors that founded that the amount of specialized and administrative efficiency within the facility met or exceeded the specifications set by AABB. By successfully meeting those requirements, LABS joins at the very top group of facilities that have used this extra part of quality principles. The accreditation system has been recognized by the International Society for Quality in Healthcare . ‘LABS sought the voluntary AABB Accreditation as the program helps us accomplish excellence by promoting an even of professional and specialized expertise that contributes to quality performance and individual security,’ said Elizabeth Hearty, CEO of LABS, Inc.Methods Hormone Assays We measured serum levels of luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, and inhibin plasma and B levels of testosterone and estradiol using immunoradiometric assay, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, or radioimmunoassay, as reported previously.21,22 Prolactin amounts were determined as described in Table 1. Genomic DNA was isolated from white cells. We sequenced the coding parts of the GnRH-receptor type 1 gene, GPR54, the KiSS-1 metastasis-suppressor gene, and FGFR1 from samples obtained from the full case subjects, as described previously with minor modifications.5,7,9,10,23 We also sequenced coding regions of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone 2 gene to eliminate involvement of the gene in the phenotype .