Professional Organizations


The American Association for Clinical Chemistry AACC is an international society comprised of medical professionals with an interest in clinical chemistry, clinical laboratory science, and laboratory medicine. More »

The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) is a nonprofit, non-governmental, public service, membership society. A2LA provides comprehensive services in laboratory accreditation and laboratory-related training. More »


ASCLS is the largest non-physician clinical laboratory science membership organization in the U.S. It serves as the voice of all clinical laboratory professionals, creating a vision for the advancement of the clinical laboratory practice field, and advocating the value and the role of the profession ensuring safe, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient centered health care. More »


Founded in 1976, CLMA is an international association of nearly 3,000 clinical laboratory professionals. CLMA provides leadership in the clinical laboratory industry supporting laboratory professionals at any stage of their career. More »


The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) is a global, nonprofit, standards-developing organization that promotes the development and use of voluntary consensus standards and guidelines within the health care community. More »


COLA is the premier clinical laboratory education, consultation, and accreditation organization. We are an independent accreditor whose practical, educational standards have a positive and immediate impact.
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The College of American Pathologists, the leading organization of board-certified pathologists, serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine. More »


EPTIS - European Proficiency Testing Information System, operates an internet-based directory of PT schemes. It is a joint publication of international partners, coordinated through the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) in Germany. More »


HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. More »


The Institute of Biomedical Laboratory Science-Laboratory Medicine (IBMLS) is a member organization open to those practicing the profession of Biomedical Laboratory Science in the EU/UK and International. More »


PTDB is the online IFCC Database of PT/EQA Programs in Laboratory Medicine worldwide. It was developed by the IFCC Task Force on Proficiency Testing (TF-PT) and is maintained in collaboration with the IFCC Committee on Analytical Quality (C-AQ). More »


Labs are Vital™ exists to support laboratory professionals everywhere by celebrating their contributions and extending the lab's influence within the health care community. More »


Pathology Education Consortium (PEC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit company, founded in 2003. incorporated in Michigan, and with its administrative office located in Toledo, Ohio. The mission of PEC is to develop educational conferences and other resources in pathology and lab medicine. More »

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