Successor owner, for purposes of an ADLT, means a single laboratory, that has assumed ownership of the single laboratory that designed the test or of the single laboratory that is a successor owner to the single laboratory that designed the test, through any of the following circumstances:
(1) Partnership. The removal, addition, or substitution of a partner, unless the partners expressly agree otherwise, as permitted by applicable State law.
(2) Unincorporated sole proprietorship. Transfer of title and property to another party.
(3) Corporation. The merger of the single laboratory corporation into another corporation, or the consolidation of two or more corporations, including the single laboratory, resulting in the creation of a new corporation. Transfer of corporate stock or the merger of another corporation into the single laboratory corporation does not constitute change of ownership.