CDC Issues Select Agent Gram for Monkeypox Virus

COLA Inc. is engaged with the CDC’s Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS) in the Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS) to transmit their public health messages to our laboratories and affiliates.  On September 15, 2022, the CDC alerted laboratories that the CDC’s Division of Select Agents and Toxins (DSAT) posted a Select Agent (SA) Gram to clarify the regulatory status…

HHS Declaration of Public Health Emergency for Monkeypox Diagnostics and New FDA Guidance

COLA Inc. is engaged with the CDC’s Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS) in the Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS) to transmit their public health messages to our laboratories and affiliates.  On September 9, 2022, the CDC alerted laboratories that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has declared that the current circumstances justify the authorization…

California Approves COLA’s Pathology Accreditation Program

COLA Inc., a physician-directed organization whose purpose is to promote health and safety through accreditation and educational programs, is proud to announce that the California Department of Public Health, Laboratory Field Services has recently granted COLA the authority to deem California clinical laboratories to be in compliance with California law for the specialty of Pathology,…

Variant Influenza Virus Infections

COLA Inc. is engaged with the CDC’s Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS) in the Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS) to transmit their public health messages to our laboratories and affiliates.  On September 1, 2022, the CDC alerted laboratories about recent variant influenza viral infections. There are five cases of human infection with variant influenza A usually spread…

COLA Kicks off the 2022 National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

COLA is honored to participate in celebrating all laboratory heroes during National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week. While the work of laboratorians has been highlighted during the pandemic, these dedicated and sometimes unsung heroes consistently work behind the scenes to provide high quality laboratory testing as a vital part of healthcare.   COLA’s Chief Executive Officer, Nancy…