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…

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…

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…

Emmanuel Kenta-Bibi, M.D., M.P.H., MSMEd., M.B.A. joins COLA Inc. Board of Directors

COLA, a national laboratory accreditor dedicated to promoting health and safety through accreditation and education, announces the appointment of Emmanuel Kenta-Bibi, M.D., M.P.H.,  MSMEd. and M.B.A., to its Board of Directors. Dr. Kenta-Bibi was appointed by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and joins COLA’s board of physicians appointed by the American Medical Association (AMA), the AAFP and the…

Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, Former Surgeon General, to be Keynote Speaker for COLA’s First Annual Laboratory Enrichment Forum

COLA’s Laboratory Enrichment Forum will provide an engaging opportunity to share ideas with a diverse group of professionals committed to the highest quality in laboratory services. Some of the brightest minds in the industry will share their perspective on the latest developments in laboratory science, along with the essentials of CLIA compliance and accreditation.  COLA,…

CMS awards pathology deemed status to COLA

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 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded COLA deemed status for the pathology specialty.    “Now that COLA has deeming authority for the specialty of pathology, we are looking forward to…