Global Network and Core Services

United by common processes, procedures and instrumentation, the global network of Covance central laboratories offers access to more than 700 assays across all laboratory science disciplines. Innovations in automation allow more tests to be completed on high-throughput instruments, reducing specimen volume requirements and increasing testing consistency.

Auto Chemistry

Access a wide range of high-volume specimen testing, including serum safety chemistry panels, urine chemistry, urine drug screens, CDC lipid panels and specialty lipid testing.


Receive same-day turnaround – even with high volumes of specimens—with our uniquely automated tube handling and global automation strategy. Choose from hematology CBC, urinalysis, hemoglobinA1c testing and PBMC isolation.


Take advantage of our full complement of testing including bacteriology, mycobacteriology, mycology, parasitology, virology and molecular diagnostics. Access state-of-the-art DNA-based identification of bacterial isolates by mass spectrometry, 16S rRNA gene sequencing and next generation sequencing technology. Generate insight into microbial resistance through resistance gene detection and molecular characterization of bacterial isolates.

Photo of a series of vials used in Covance clinical core laboratory automation.

Special Chemistry

Meet your study’s distinct endpoints with our extensive support for assay development, validation and customization. Along with comprehensive support for coagulation, electrophoresis, nephelometry, liquid chromatography, toxicology and small instrument studies, we offer multiple platforms to handle your most demanding needs.