Clinical Laboratory Testing
The Miraca Group offers clinical laboratory testing services; collecting consigned specimens of patients from hospitals, clinics and other medical institutions, conducting analyses using the advanced technologies and proven quality assurance system, and reporting the test results back to these institutions in Japan and the US.
Japan’s top technology and nationwide network
With a focus on esoteric testing since the establishment in 1970, SRL has expanded its market share particularly in university and national hospitals across the nation. Delivering services to leading clinicians and key opinion leaders enables the company continuously to culture and maintain the advanced technology and academic knowledge, and to build up a system to meet their needs. The company also offers in-house laboratory management services to hospitals, successfully strengthening the relation with its customers.
Japan Clinical Laboratories, HOKUSHIN Clinical Laboratory and SRL Kitakanto Laboratory Inc. meanwhile emphasize primarily on general and emergency testing to serve as regional commercial laboratories ful?lling the needs of community healthcare.
SRL collects specimens from medical institutions all over the country and conducts esoteric testing at the company’s laboratory complex in Hachioji, Tokyo. With its laboratories located in the key regions as well as its integrated logistic system, the company can deliver quick reports on general testing and faster turn-around-time on esoteric testing. As the country’s largest commercial laboratory, it has established the platform that covers all types of clinical laboratory testing services, both general and emergency testing and esoteric and research testing.
The esoteric testing services cover a wide range of areas including endocrinology, oncology, plasma protein disorders, virology, immunoserology, immunohematology, blood coagulation system, biochemistry, drug analysis, genetics, human leukocyte antigen (HLA), cellular immunity, pathology, cytodiagnosis, and other medical scientific analysis.
Along with the advancement of medical technologies in recent years, SRL has introduced front-line testing services such as companion diagnostics tests and genome analysis ahead of its competitors and proactively seeks for further opportunity to expand the business.
The company currently carries out more than 200,000 tests daily on samples collected from medical institutions nationwide. To secure the accuracy of test results and the reporting time, SRL adapts its original sample collection box with compartmented storage temperatures and in-house developed laboratory automation system.
Access to genomic analysis
In February 2015, we established a joint venture with Baylor College of Medicine in USA, focusing on clinical laboratory genetic testing. Through this partnership, Miraca Group entered into the leading-edge genetic analysis field and proceeds in developing a genetic testing business which utilizes Baylor’s expertise and know-how in genetic data interpretation.