Completing COLA’s accreditation program means your clinical laboratory is in compliance with CLIA, and is recognized by the Joint Commission.
We accredit the following types of laboratories:
- Physician Office
- Mobile Clinics
- Veterans Administration
- Department of Defense
- Ambulatory Surgery Center
- Community Clinic
- Comp. Outpatient Rehab Facility
- Federally Qualified Health Center
- Independent and Reference Laboratories
- Mobile Laboratories
- Public Health Laboratory
- Rural Health Clinic
- School/Student Health Service
- Long Term Care Facility
- Urgent / Emergency Care Centers
- Plasma Centers
COLA is approved by CMS to accredit laboratories in the following specialties:
- Immunohematology/transfusion services
Our goal is simple – we use our educational laboratory accreditation program to help your laboratory stay efficient and compliant.
With our premier clinical lab accreditation services, you benefit from competitive pricing, straightforward standards, and established experience. If your organization wants to have an immediate, positive impact on patient care, choose COLA for accreditation.
Laboratories accredited by COLA not only meet federal CLIA and state regulatory requirements, but also benefit from the educational services we provide.
Each step in the accreditation process is an opportunity to gather the information you need to improve quality in your laboratory practice. Along the way, we give you free tools so your laboratory staff have every opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills.
Member benefits include:
- COLA Laboratory Accreditation Manual
- Voluntary Self-Assessment
- Educational On-Site Survey
- On-site Findings Summary Management Reports (PRI)
- Free Online Course
- Access to our Members Site, COLAcentral
- Laboratory Excellence Award
In addition to the tools COLA offers its members, additional educational opportunities are available through CRI® at a discount of 15% for participants in COLA’s laboratory accreditation program, as well as member site subscribers.
Visit CRI’s LabUniversity.org to see all the educational products and services that are provided to our members.
Not yet a COLA lab? Then sign up to become one!
If you are a member of one of the following organizations, you are eligible for a discount on COLA accreditation:
If you are a member of a group of laboratories, you also may be eligible for additional discounts on your accreditation fees.