The Nichols Institute said Monday that, as expected, it has received a subpoena from federal authorities as part of a nationwide investigation of the clinical laboratory industry.
Nichols Institute spokeswoman Lynn Brown said that the San Juan Capistrano company, a provider of laboratory testing services for hospitals, received the subpoena by certified mail. She said she could not immediately comment on the contents of the subpoena.
Investigators with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are investigating companies across the United States in a crackdown on health care fraud.
Nichols Institute denies any wrongdoing and says it will cooperate in the federal inquiry.