NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Warnex said on Monday that its Medical Laboratories division's accreditation has been renewed by the US healthcare accreditation organization COLA.
COLA initially gave its accreditation, which exceeds or meets requirements under the clinical laboratory improvement amendments (CLIA) standards, to the Canadian company in 2007.
The accreditation covers standards for quality in day-to-day operations, requires accuracy in performance and proficiency, and includes an on-site lab survey. Its Medical Laboratories division provides specialized testing and lab services for the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.
Warnex has facilities in Laval and Blainville in Quebec and at Thunder Bay in Ontario.
COLA is a non-profit, physician-directed organization that has been approved by the US government and is sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association, and other organizations, said Warnex.