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LabCorp buying Spokane-based PAML

The widely anticipated sale of Spokane-based PAML to industry giant LabCorp was made official Thursday when the companies announced the deal in a news release.

Spokane-based lab PAML reported to be on the brink of sale

PAML, the national medical-testing laboratory based in Spokane, is on the brink of selling to LabCorp, the world’s leading health care diagnostics company, reports an independent news site covering the Northwest health care industry.

Labs urged to report on MRSA

Spokane's largest medical laboratory could begin reporting serious cases of drug-resistant staph infections known as MRSA immediately, an official said Wednesday. The move would give state officials, including Gov. Chris Gregoire, a good idea about how common dangerous incidents of the potentially life-threatening bacteria have become, said Ann Robinson, director for virology and microbiology for the Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories.

Medical statements sent to wrong addresses

A Spokane laboratory has notified 2,000 clients at three Washington hospitals – including Sacred Heart Medical Center – that private information about their medical tests was inadvertently mailed to the wrong addresses. Officials from Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories confirmed Wednesday that a glitch in a computer program sent statements to the wrong addresses of clients billed through Providence Health and Services hospitals in Everett, Centralia and Spokane.