Millennium Labs – Prescription Drug Monitoring & Genetic Testing

Laboratory Staff

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Amadeo J. Pesce, PhD, DABCC

Toxicologist, Laboratory Co-Director

Our Co-Director is the world renowned Toxicologist, Amadeo J. Pesce, PhD, DABCC. He is the author/editor of 32 textbooks and monographs and more than 200 peer-reviewed articles on chemistry, toxicology, and drug testing procedures. Many of his published papers are concerned with the clinical and toxicological aspects of drug testing using urine and oral fluid (saliva). A frequent speaker at national and international conferences, Dr. Pesce is recognized as a pioneer and thought leader in the scientific community. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry and is an Adjunct Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, in the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine. He received his BS degree in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Brandeis University, and a National Institutes of Health (NIH) postdoctoral fellowship to study Biophysics at the University of Illinois at Urbana. more

Perla Almazan, CLS, MT (ASCP)

Vice President of Clinical Operations

As Director of Clinical Operations, Perla Almazan manages the operations of the Millennium clinical laboratory to ensure regulatory compliance and quality of services to its customers, resulting in accurate and timely reviews, evaluation, and release of test results. Through her strong quality assurance background, she has implemented several Total Quality Management process improvements that enables our laboratory to thrive in high complexity testing. She also serves as a Research Scientist with the Millennium Research Institute (MRI). more

Robert West, MS

Toxicologist, Laboratory Co-Director

Our Co-Director Robert West, together with Dr. Amadeo Pesce and Millennium’s analytical chemists and scientists, is responsible for the state-of-the-art urine drug testing with the exclusive use of cutting-edge LC-MS/MS technology. Mr. West has more than 20 years of experience in laboratory management. Prior to joining Millennium Laboratories, he served as the Laboratory Director of PoisonLab Inc. in San Diego, CA for 15 years. He also served as Laboratory Manager with LabCorp (Laboratory Corporation of America) for eight years prior to PoisonLab. more

Charles Mikel

Chief Scientific Officer

As Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Charles Mikel provides scientific leadership and direction to the laboratory operations and research and development programs at Millennium Laboratories. He is credited with originating the innovative drug testing methods, specimen handling and data processing systems and reporting techniques used in our state-of-the-art facilities. more

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