DPH Orders Lab To Shut Down Blood Collection Facilities

State health officials have ordered a New Jersey-based company to temporarily shut down its blood collection facilities in Connecticut because it has been operating them without the necessary state certificate. The state Department of Public Health this month issued a cease and desist order to Accu Reference Medical Laboratory. The department discovered the company was operating two blood draw locations – at 945 Main St. in Manchester and 25 Oakland Road in South Windsor – before it received the necessary certificate of approval, the DPH citation states. As a result, the company was issued a cease and desist order and agreed to halt operations.