Who We Are
Elevation Diagnostics is a high-complexity molecular testing laboratory dedicated to increasing Covid-19 testing capacity for the state of Colorado. We are the first CLIA/CAP lab in Colorado to offer the gold standard saliva PCR-test. Our tests are self-administered and we guarantee 24-hour turnaround time from when the sample arrives at the lab. We offer a seamless process from collection to result that makes the process easy and efficient. Our integrated process is designed to improve and elevate the testing experience from start to finish.
We bring industry expertise to every experimental challenge. Made up of a team of experienced scientists who have trained at the NIH, NYU and Bio-design Institute in the areas of infectious disease, molecular genetics and diagnostics, we solve some of the most difficult research problems and work with our customers to gain reproducible results.
We commit to the scientific process and believe that no experiment is too big or too challenging to execute. We harness the power of science through experimentation to produce impactful results.
Dee LaVigne MS, MPH CSO
Dee is leading the Covid-19 testing efforts for Elevation Diagnostics. Dee completed her MPH at The George Washington University, holds an M.S in Microbiology from Long Island University and a B.S in Biology from Arizona State University. Dee has done extensive research in the areas of infectious diseases and vaccinology at well noted institutions such as NIH and NYU School of Medicine. She has a deep understanding of molecular biology and experimental design. Dee has proudly served on the board of the Colorado Public Health Association.
Vice President, Business Operation
Robert is the Vice President of Operations for Elevation Diagnostics. Robert brings over 20 years of project and operations experience, including leading start-ups from inception through corporate acquisition and integration, to overseeing training and field data collection efforts for the Institute for Behavior Genetics and other national research studies. Robert is passionate about inspiring teams to perform at their best. From the startup phase to operational maturity, he thrives on bringing talented people together to collaborate, grow, and succeed.
Jim Rickards MD, MBA, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
Jim Joined Elevation Diagnostics as the CMO. Jim has extensive experience working in Oregon Health Authority as the Senior Vice President for Population Health, MODA Health Plans. Jim is also a Board Certified Radiologist and brings the added element of a physician’s perspective to the group.
John Clouse MS, MB
John brings a deep background in healthcare, retail service, supply chain, and
e-commerce to Elevation Diagnostics. As Chief Technology Officer, he understands the complexities of application development, enterprise architecture, data science, and information security while focusing on a clear path to delivering practical solutions.