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COLA Kicks-off the 2021 National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

COLA is very honored to participate in celebrating all laboratory heroes during National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week. The work of laboratorians has been highlighted during the pandemic, but laboratorians consistently work behind the scenes assisting in helping patients achieve well-being and a high quality of life.     Nancy Stratton, Chief Executive Officer of COLA, kicks…

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COLA launches new accreditation program for cannabis laboratories

COLA, a laboratory accreditation provider operating in accordance with a quality management system certified to ISO 9001:2015, recently launched a new accreditation service for cannabis testing laboratories. Cannabis testing laboratories, which achieve accreditation by COLA, show evidence of conformity to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard for testing and calibration laboratories. COLA is excited to bring its 30…

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COLA Kicks-off the 2021 National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

COLA is very honored to participate in celebrating all laboratory heroes during National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week. The work of laboratorians has been highlighted during the pandemic, but laboratorians consistently work behind the scenes assisting in helping patients achieve well-being and a high quality of life.     Nancy Stratton, Chief Executive Officer of COLA, kicks…

COLA launches new accreditation program for cannabis laboratories

COLA, a laboratory accreditation provider operating in accordance with a quality management system certified to ISO 9001:2015, recently launched a new accreditation service for cannabis testing laboratories. Cannabis testing laboratories, which achieve accreditation by COLA, show evidence of conformity to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard for testing and calibration laboratories. COLA is excited to bring its 30…

Participate in the NIH Genetic Testing Registry (GTR)!

The NIH Genetic Testing Registry (GTR) is a database of genetic tests that aims to bring transparency to the field, promote test data sharing, and advance public health and research into the genetic basis of health and disease. You can read more about how to participate and when you are ready, you can start the…

Special COVID-19 Edition of COLA’s inSights

COLA, a national laboratory accreditor dedicated to quality in laboratory medicine and patient care, announces the release of its latest publication centered around the recent COVID-19 pandemic.   COLA’s inSights is a publication containing specialized articles written by experts in the clinical laboratory field on topics carefully chosen to be of special interest to laboratorians. The latest inSights includes topics on…

Lisa Bohman Egbert, MD, joins COLA Inc. Board of Directors

COLA, a national laboratory accreditor dedicated to quality in laboratory medicine and patient care, announces the appointment of Lisa Bohman Egbert, MD, to its Board of Directors. Dr. Egbert joins COLA’s board of prominent professionals appointed by the American Medical Association (AMA), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College of Physicians (ACP).…

COLA releases new eBook series COLA Primers to aid laboratories

COLA, a national laboratory accreditor dedicated to quality in laboratory medicine and patient care, announces the release of its new and updated eBook series.  These helpful eBooks are designed specifically to assist clinical laboratories in adhering to all federal, state and local requirements.   In addition to regulatory compliance, COLA’s eBook series, called COLA Primers, assist with…

Nicole D. Riddle, MD, joins COLA Inc. Board of Directors

COLA, a national laboratory accreditor dedicated to quality in laboratory medicine and patient care, announces the appointment of Nicole D. Riddle, MD, to its Board of Directors. Dr. Riddle joins COLA’s Board of Directors comprised of prominent professionals appointed by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American College of Physicians (ACP), and the…

COLA completes ISO re-certification

COLA, the only laboratory accreditation provider that operates its accreditation program in accordance with a quality management system certified to ISO 9001, recently passed its audit. The audit from the British Standards Institute (BSI) extended its ISO certification to COLA’s newly launched FDA Third Party Review Services. COLA’s ISO 9001 certificate covers the delivery and…