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Lab Utilization Committee

Did you know that we have a Lab Utilization committee that is tasked with reviewing current lab utilization practices as well as any requests for new services?  This is a multidisciplinary, physician driven team, that reports up to Utilization Management (and ultimately the Medical Executive Committee) that is tasked with a comprehensive review of any request, including performance characteristics, supporting evidence, costs, and appropriate utilization.  The group reviews any new lab testing: inpatient, outpatient, or point of care.  To initiate a review for a new test or expansion of existing testing, please email the Director of the Clinical Laboratory, Charlene Bierl MD, PhD (

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