About DRG Lab


DRG Laboratory is a leading edge company focused on the most sensitive DNA laboratory diagnostic testing.  Utilizing the most advanced technology available and having been in operation since 2012, DRG is the premier PCR diagnostics testing laboratory in the country. We test for multiple pathogens, parasites, and viruses.  DRG utilizes GI inflammatory health markers that provide detailed information about possible inflammation that could occur in the digestive system.

Our molecular testing is so sensitive and exquisitely specific that it can detect a single copy of genomic DNA.  When you order a DRG test you will receive a complete, easy to use collection kit that you return, postage-paid (US only), with your specimen. We process your specimen as soon as it is received in our state-of-the-art facility and provide your test results directly to your physician usually within three to four business days.

With advanced PCR technologies, it is possible to measure hundreds of organisms, literally taking billions of copies of an individual’s DNA.  DRG BILLS all valid US private insurance companies, as well as  Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE and Railroad. If you would like to receive additional information about our testing, please contact customerservice@drglab.com, or call (678)580-0613 – option 2.

DRG Lab Team

Dr. John Hanson
Laboratory Director

Dr. Hanson is an expert in next-generation sequencing and molecular microbiology.Dr. Hanson received his Ph.D in 2008 from the Department of Biological Sciences at Texas Tech University, specializing in mammalian molecular systematic biology. He has deep experience in development and implementation of next-generation sequencing in clinical laboratories. In addition, Dr. Hanson has been instrumental in the planning and execution of clinical sequencing projects for a variety of multinational pharmaceutical and manufacturing firms. He is board certified in molecular diagnostics and also serves as an inspector for the College of American Pathologists.

Nicole M. Haig MD
Medical Director

Nicole M. Haig MDNicole Haig was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants. She attended Dartmouth College for her undergraduate education, then the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn for medical school. Dr. Haig attended Emory University for her residency training. She is board certified in Emergency Medicine and has practiced in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Virginia, St. Croix, and Jamaica over the past sixteen years. Dr. Haig been an Emergency Department Medical Director at two different facilities in Georgia. She is currently working on her MBA at the Emory Goizueta School of Business.

Dr. Haig works as a faculty advisor with college students and travels with them to countries including China, Australia and the United States to learn about medicine and science. She volunteers her services with medical missions to Jamaica each summer. Dr. Haig also volunteers countless hours doing free physicals and other community service for students including those who participate in the Special Olympics. Dr. Haig was a CDC medical officer at the Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport Quarantine station. She worked to screen patients with potential Ebola exposure.

Dr. Haig regularly lectures other medical personnel, including nurses and EMS about varying relevant medical topics. She does public speaking on Women’s Health, Understanding Women’s Sexuality and Sensuality as well as Balancing Career and Family. In recent years, Dr. Haig has moved into media, including working on Untold Stories of the ER, on Discovery Health & TLC over the past seven seasons. She was also the medical consultant for Complications, a drama series on the USA network.

Dr. Haig is passionate about teaching “the masses” to take better care of themselves physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially. She believes that in order for people to achieve that, they must be able to access and utilize the resources afforded to them. Dr. Haig’s goal is to empower people with the information and means to make those positive changes in their lives. Dr. Haig’s greatest legacy is her four children who keep her grounded and focused every day!

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