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 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…

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…