i know its been discussed here and there from time to time, but lets have another honest dialogue about how we valuate laboratories. for 2 main reasons.... first, anyone looking to buy out another lab will need to know these things! and second, anyone looking to exit one day will need to know now obviously there are many many varying factors, so lets put them all into play. size of the lab, type of lab (c/b, full service, ortho, etc), up to date/digital or analog, region of the country, competition in the area, and anything else. ive seen valuations that are up to 10x annual sales or more, and ive seen valuations that are equal to or just under annual sales. what are your thoughts and why?