eNewsChannels: Toxicology Screening

NEWS: North Carolina’s Captiva Lab, LLC, in Charlotte, N.C., an innovative reference laboratory featuring advanced testing services, announced on August 20, 2015, that it has earned full Laboratory Accreditation by COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization and received its coveted and highly regarded COLA Certification.

Accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in day-to-day operations, demonstrate continued accuracy in the performance of proficiency testing, and pass a rigorous on-site laboratory survey. Captiva Lab has earned COLA accreditations as a result of a long-term commitment to provide quality service to its patients.

COLA is a nonprofit, physician-directed organization promoting quality and excellence in medicine and patient care through programs of voluntary education, achievement, and accreditation. COLA is approved by the federal government and sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association, and the American College of Physicians – American Society of Internal Medicine.


Captiva Lab provides laboratory services nationwide, specifically focused on toxicology screening and confirmatory testing. Plans for expansion of services are aggressive, given their focus on improving the safety and well-being of patients through improved or specialized testing protocols for the under-served niches in healthcare.

The laboratory is configured with state-of-the art testing equipment managed by the highest quality scientists and technicians recruited specifically for their advanced skills in modern testing protocols. Captiva Lab is currently configured to process significant daily sample volume, with plans to provide additional capacity as they expand into new fields of medical testing.

Initially, Captiva Lab will be focused on providing support to the substance abuse community in several states with future plans to include forensic testing, genetic testing, personalized pain management programs and other areas of innovation in medical care. For more information, please contact

More information (website under development as of 8/27/15):

This version of news story is Copr. © 2015 eNewsChannels™ ( and the Neotrope® News Network – all commercial and reprint rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction in whole or in part without express permission is prohibited.