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LabTestingMatters.org is an online a community for laboratorians, allied health professionals and patients to exchange ideas and experiences demonstrating the importance of quality laboratory medicine.

The blog is designed to encourage laboratorians, allied health and patients alike to share their personal and professional stories that showcase the impact that the laboratory can have on ensuring positive patient outcomes. While the site is sponsored and managed by COLA, the articles and blogs on the site are the opinions of the individual authors and are not endorsed by COLA.

The Lab Testing Matters concept grew from the 2014 COLA Leadership Summit which brought together a group of interdisciplinary healthcare leaders to consider the true value of laboratory medicine in the modern healthcare system. Lab Testing Matters is the next step in continuing to build and foster a sense of community around laboratory medicine spanning various elements of the healthcare sector, transcending but including those who work directly in laboratories. 

More About COLA

In 1993 COLA was granted deemed status by CMS to provide laboratory accreditation.  As a leading laboratory accreditor in the United States, COLA is the only laboratory accreditation provider that operates its accreditation program in accordance with a quality management system certified to ISO 9001:2015.  This means we offer our customers a unique, standardized program and staff dedicated to satisfaction and laboratory quality.  Our surveyors and technical advisors are guided by a coaching approach and uncomplicated quality engineered processes.  Laboratories of all types and sizes are evaluated and mentored to produce accurate test results and meet CLIA regulations. For more information about COLA accreditation services and educational products, and online educational opportunities, please call 800-981-9883 or visit COLA’s web site at www.cola.org.