For the Spanish version of this article, click here. Among the accreditation programs offered by A2LA is the program for laboratories that perform sampling and measurement activities in the field. An organization interested in this accreditation scheme must apply the requirements from A2LA R219 -
Quick Facts: Post-PHE CMS Provided Guidance for CLIA Accredited Clinical Laboratories
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared the end of the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) for COVID-19 on May 11, 2023. The Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Quality, Safety & Oversight Group (QSOG) has since released a memorandum (QSO-23-15-CLIA) with updates to
A2LA 2022 Annual Report
At the end of 2022, A2LA had 4,200+ actively accredited certificates representing all 50 US states and a variety of foreign countries, and 275 contracted assessors. Download the 2022 A2LA Annual Report
International Organization for Standardization Publishes Revisions of ISO 17043
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE International Organization for Standardization Publishes Revisions of ISO 17043 A2LA lead assessor Dan Tholen among team of experts who developed the 2nd edition of the standard. Frederick, Md (May 8, 2023) – The International Organization for
A2LA AnCon 2023: That’s a Wrap!
Here at the A2LA Headquarters in Frederick, Maryland, we’re already missing the warm Arizona sun and the copious cacti. The 2023 A2LA Annual Conference in Tucson this April was a successful event all around, with world-class networking, top-notch sessions presented by industry experts, and countless
Why Should My Laboratory Be Accredited?
In previous blogs, we explored laboratory accreditation and the role of accrediting bodies. Now, we’re going to dive deeper into the importance of accreditation and how it can benefit organizations of all types, including yours. Accreditation can benefit many kinds of organizations including
What to Consider When Moving Your Accredited Calibration Lab
There are many reasons why an accredited calibration laboratory may move locations, including an expiring lease, a new building purchase, or an expansion into a bigger space. But, because accreditation scopes are site-specific, there are a few things that need to take place before a laboratory can
A2LA’s Ashley Kamauf Selected for ISO/IEC 17020 Revision Working Group
ISO/CASCO made the decision to revise ISO/IEC 17020 in December of 2022. Over the past few years, similar standards have been revised, and in order to more closely align with those standards, ISO/IEC 17020 will be revised as well. The updated standard will incorporate revisions determined by the