Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama selects Diatherix as Preferred Medical Laboratory


Diatherix Laboratories, LLC

Oct 06, 2016, 11:22 ET

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Diatherix Laboratories, LLC, a leading independent provider of multiplex diagnostic services and solutions, is proud to become a designated Preferred Medical Laboratory of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama (BCBSAL).

BCBSAL has administered quality healthcare coverage at affordable prices to members in Alabama since 1936; with more than 3 million covered lives, it is the largest provider of healthcare benefits in the state. As a Preferred Medical Laboratory partner, Diatherix will provide laboratory services to BCBSAL members of the Preferred Medical Doctor Program, which includes commercial, exchange and Medicare providers.

“We are honored and excited to partner with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama by providing our proprietary, infectious disease services to their members,” said Dennis Grimaud, CEO of Diatherix. “With our lab being located in Alabama, we have seen firsthand the level of commitment with which Blue Cross serves its network, and we are confident our services and solutions will help its members and physicians receive timely and accurate diagnoses.”

Diatherix implements highly specialized and efficient testing methods that allow physicians to receive more accurate test results in shorter time frames than traditional methods.

Diatherix Laboratories, LLC, a subsidiary of Eurofins Scientific, a global leader in food, environmental and pharmaceutical testing, is located in the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Alabama. Diatherix operates as an independent, high complexity, CAP-accredited clinical laboratory providing advanced multiplex molecular diagnostic services to assist healthcare providers in the simultaneous detection of bacteria, viruses, parasites, Candida and antibiotic resistance related to infectious diseases – providing one-day results and single-sample collection. For more information, please visit the company’s website at

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama has insured Alabamians for 80 years. Blue Cross offers coverage plans to corporations, individuals and the senior market. For more information about Blue Cross, visit

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Media Contact:  Rosemary Plorin
Lovell Communications