About RDL

RDL is dedicated to principles of excellence that has distinguished itself above other labs and has a respected history of providing a variety of reliable tests among other resources that help hundreds of professionals.

 

Mission Statement

RDL Reference Laboratory is dedicated to the principles of excellence and consistency in esoteric laboratory testing. We are committed to aiding the clinician in early diagnosis and continued disease management through the design of profiles and panels that provide the ordering physician an array of selected tests. These tests assist to resolve the various clinical problems faced in practice in the most cost-effective manner possible. RDL uses cutting edge technology performed solely by experienced, licensed professionals.

RDL staff treats our clients, their staff and their patients with the respect they all deserve. RDL Client Services Representatives are geared to do “whatever it takes” to satisfy our clients.

 

What Differentiates RDL from Other Labs

 

History

RDL Reference Laboratory was established in 1977 by two UCLA-trained rheumatologists, Drs. Robert I Morris and Allan L. Metzger. After three years of practice, following their fellowships, they found inconsistent performance by local, as well as national commercial laboratories in ANA testing, and inadequate availability of autoimmune disease testing. These conditions made it apparent that, if Drs. Morris and Metzger wanted quality testing that could be trusted, they would have to form their own laboratory.

Initially, the menu contained only autoimmune tests, but over the years the menu has expanded. Physicians in most sub-specialties use our services and we have many university teaching centers, hospitals, other laboratories, researchers and biomedical companies forwarding specimens daily. With the growth of our menu, the company’s divisions and staff have also increased.

As rheumatologists and laboratorians, the directors have created and offer profiles and panels that provide the ordering physician an array of selected tests that help to resolve the various clinical problems faced in practice without increasing unnecessary costs.