COLA announces Leadership Summit keynote speakers

COLA is happy to announce its keynote speakers and attendees for the 2014 Leadership Summit to be held at the historic Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, California on April 28th and 29th. Ensuring quality in laboratories benefits patients directly by preventing potentially life-threatening errors. Interdisciplinary healthcare leaders attending the Summit will convene to discuss the…

COLA and California Deeming: What Does It Mean?

COLA was approved by Laboratory Field Services (LFS) to accredit laboratories for purposes of demonstrating compliance with California’s unique laws and regulations, which are aimed to ensure quality in clinical laboratory testing. COLA made its first application for approval in December 2011 and was given official notification of approval in September of 2013. Three other…

COLA Accredited, Moleculera Labs, Receives Grant from OCAST

Congratulations to COLA Accredited, Moleculera Labs, who today, announced the receipt of a two-year, $300,000 matching grant from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST). This grant supports the development and clinical validation of new diagnostic testing panels to identify autoantibodies directed against neuronal antigens in patients experiencing neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression,…

CMS releases new proposed PT regulations

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued proposed regulations which would, among other things, includes regulatory revisions to the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act Amendments of 1988 (CLIA 88). Specifically, the proposed rule would implement the “Taking Essential Steps for Testing Act of 2012” (Pub. L. 112-202). Enacted on December 4, 2012, the…