COLA is the premier clinical laboratory education, consultation, and accreditation organization. They are an independent accreditor whose practical, educational standards have a positive and immediate impact on patient care. Their services enable clinical laboratories and staff to meet CLIA and other regulatory requirements, provide the best possible patient care, and act in accordance with Quality Systems. Laboratories accredited by COLA not only meet federal CLIA and state regulatory requirements but also benefit from the organization’s educational services.
COLA continues to spotlight a laboratory that has shown excellence not only in their compliance with accreditation standards, but also overall high-quality patient care. COLA Accredited laboratories that meet the Laboratory Excellence Award (LEA) have had zero citations on their survey; no unsuccessful Proficiency Testing (PT) for any regulated analyte/subspecialty/specialty for the last two years and had no substantiated complaints for the past two years.
AllKids Pediatric Urgent Care is honored to announce that our Gilbert office has earned the Laboratory Excellence Award from COLA. Congratulations to the entire AllKids team on this exciting honor!