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Who is CommunityLab™?

a division of Sanesco Health

  • Corporation: Sanesco International, Inc.
    • Founded: 2004
    • Family-owned and operated
    • Minority Business Enterprise
  • Laboratory Division: CommunityLab WNC
    • Founded: 2020
    • Accreditations: COLA/CLIA
    • Type: Regional Specialty Laboratory
    • Geographic Focus: Western North Carolina
    • Strategic Partner: Dogwood Health 



Our mission is to improve the health and quality of life of all WNC residents, including underserved populations such as minority and rural communities through innovative, research-driven, and evidence-based tests.

Counties CommLab will serve


Strategic Collaboration with Dogwood Health

The development of CommunityLab and collaboration with the WNC community is driven by the targeted investment and support of Dogwood Health Trust. Dogwood’s care and commitment to the health of WNC citizens and Sanesco’s mission to improve quality-of-life through innovative clinical tools was a perfect match to meet the needs of our community.

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Dogwood Health Trust


About Sanesco Health

After several years in Asheville, we opened the doors of Sanesco® International, Inc. Sanesco was born out of a desire for personalized medicine that addresses the root source of health complaints to improve quality of life rather than manage symptoms.

Through neuroendocrine testing services from NeuroLab, a division of Sanesco, and our targeted nutritional dietary supplement formulas, Sanesco helps to promote balance within the body’s communication systems to address complaints affecting the quality of life such as cognitive function, mood, sleep, and energy.

More directly, Sanesco allows us to become more involved in the WNC community. It enables us to provide employment, support various colleges and universities, and non-profit organizations as well as a variety of local businesses.

Along with our extended family of friends and staff at Sanesco, we are happy and blessed to be able to give back to our community and bring the hope of restoring quality of life for all Western North Carolinians.

“We are thankful to be able to serve our family, friends, neighbors, and western North Carolina during this especially difficult time and are continually looking for opportunities to support our community.”

Hector Romero

Founder & CEO


Collaborative Approach

Regardless of the community focus or its size, CommunityLab is here to meet your testing needs. When you partner with CommunityLab, you get the dedication and rapid results only a regional laboratory can provide combined with the expertise of a large national laboratory.

Healthcare Providers

Community-based health care is an essential part of primary care at all times. The capacity of trusted community members for social engagement and delivering care where it is needed is critical. CommunityLab works with a variety of healthcare organizations to support their efforts to distribute needed care to all.

Low Access + High Risk Populations

In WNC, there are underserved minority and rural populations as well as large groups of vulnerable individuals. It is our goal to help expand services available to these groups. The forming of community partnerships will enable us to extend our rapid mobile testing events to these groups in an effective, thoughtful, and considerate manner.

Employers and Private Corporations

Our locally-based businesses are essential for keeping our region running and play a vital role in our community. CommunityLab is happy to partner with businesses to help ensure their staff and customers are safe, so they can do the work needed for our community.

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