Proficiency Testing COLA Primer

Proficiency Testing (PT) is an important aspect of a laboratory’s overall assessment of quality. PT serves as an external check to verify the accuracy of a laboratory’s test results by providing an unknown specimen for analysis by the laboratory. This resource provides laboratories with requirements, processes, and procedures to achieve quality testing and meet CLIA…

President’s Corner: July 2011

If you would like to follow Doug directly for more timely updates and industry perspectives, you can follow/subscribe to him at the following links:     Thoughts on COLA Cares Week 2011 By Douglas Beigel, Chief Executive Officer, COLA At COLA, we’re all part of the same work community. Together we help promote patient safety by…

President’s Corner, Spring 2012

It’s 2012…Do You Know Who Your Congressman Is? By Doug Beigel Perhaps you’ve heard the following phrase before: “It’s 11 PM…do you know where your children are?” In light of everything happening in the public policy arena related to healthcare right now, I suggest that a new phrase is in order: “It’s 2012…do you know…

President’s Corner: September 2011

Lessons Learned from Hurricane Irene By Douglas Beigel, Chief Executive Officer COLA Hurricane Irene may finally be history, but for some labs, the hard part – cleaning up and resuming operations – has just begun. The cost of the storm is presently estimated to be up to $10 billion, making it one of the top…

Personnel Training and Competency COLA Primer

In this complimentary COLA Primer you will find:

  • Tips for proper and effective training in the clinical laboratory
  • Information on the development, documentation and evaluation of competency assessments
  • Sources for laboratory continuing education
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development

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…

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…