AIM Laboratories, a locally owned and operated diagnostics lab that has performed more than 500,000 COVID-19 tests in the St. Louis region to date, was recently awarded a 3-year contract by the State of Missouri to provide lab testing services for the Missouri Veterans Homes. The organization manages a total of 1,238 beds that provide long term skilled nursing care in compliance with 157 Federal Department of Veterans Affairs regulations. The homes are in Cameron, Cape Girardeau, Mexico, Mount Vernon, St. James, St. Louis, and Warrensburg.
“We are proud to be able to serve the men and women who have sacrificed so much to this country,” said AIM Labs CEO Sonny Naqvi. “This contract is a part of our ongoing mission to provide the highest quality lab testing services in the region.”
The selection criteria for the contract included overall reputation, proven performance on existing state contracts, and commitment to customer service, and rapid turnaround time. AIM Labs will provide blood testing services for Missouri veterans five days per week at each of the seven facilities. AIM Labs also provides COVID-19 testing and PCR-based testing for urinary tract infections and wound care.
“Our Real-Time PCR for UTI pathogen identification, quantification and detection of antibiotic resistance can help clinicians properly and quickly get patients on the right treatment the first time,” said Naqvi. “With this gold standard of testing, we can rapidly detect bacterial and fungal targets, eliminating the need for costly, inaccurate, or time-consuming follow up testing.”