The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) is the national trade association representing leading laboratories that deliver essential diagnostic health information to patients and providers by advocating for policies that expand access to the highest quality clinical laboratory services, improve patient outcomes, and advance the next generation of personalized care.
In Washington, ACLA and its members advocate for reforms that improve patient care by:
Providing broad access to accurate and reliable clinical laboratory tests across public and private insurance programs;
Supporting a clear regulatory framework and market pathway for new, innovative laboratory diagnostics, including laboratory developed tests (LDTs) and in-vitro diagnostics; and
Improving care coordination among providers, hospitals and clinical laboratories.
Our member companies participate directly with ACLA by designating individuals to represent them on a number of advisory committees designed to deal with a variety of issues of ongoing importance to clinical laboratories and the patients we serve.
The following principles of conduct guide ACLA member companies’ dealings with patients, payors and the medical community. Each ACLA member company pledges to: