Become an ACLA Member

ACLA is the nation’s leading organization representing national, regional, and local clinical laboratories. Our members include the leading independent providers of clinical laboratory services in the United States. By offering representation, education, information and research, ACLA provides effective communication between federally licensed clinical laboratories and government regulatory bodies, public health officials, professional associations, other health care organizations and the public. ACLA has a remarkable record of achievement on behalf of the clinical laboratory industry.

The many advantages of ACLA membership include:

  • Taking an active role in advocating for the clinical laboratory industry before federal and state legislative and regulatory bodies.
  • Serving on ACLA’s active committees that set ACLA policy in the areas of government reimbursement, state issues, CPT coding issues, legal matters, environmental, and other important laboratory issues.
  • Participating in ACLA’s weekly member conference calls where every ACLA member clinical laboratory can hear the latest updates on federal and state issues, and discuss strategies for advancing the lab industry’s message.
  • Participating in frequent meetings and conference calls in Washington, D.C. with key legislative and regulatory policymakers on the critical laboratory issues. (Note: Because most ACLA member companies do not have representation in Washington, ACLA extensively uses conference calls to allow all of its members to participate in meetings.)

Membership Eligibility

Any corporation, partnership or individual with one or more clinical laboratory facilities licensed by the federal government under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) of 1988 and currently accredited by the College of American Pathologists is eligible for membership. Membership dues are based on annual revenue. The fee schedule is determined by the Board of Directors.

Join Us!

If your laboratory is not a member of ACLA and would like more information, please contact Cheryl Hawkins, Executive Administrator, by email at or at 1-202-637-9466. You may also use our contact form below.

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