The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA)
The American Clinical Laboratory Association was founded in 1971 in response to a growing need for representation of clinical laboratories in Washington. ACLA is an advocacy organization that supports laws and regulations that recognize the essential role that laboratory services play in delivering cost-effective health care. The association also promotes public awareness about the value of laboratory services in preventing illness, diagnosing disease, and monitoring medical treatment. Above all, ACLA encourages the highest standards of quality, service, and ethical conduct among its members. ACLA is in regular communication with 34 clinical laboratories, and is currently promoting the value of laboratory tests to Washington decision makers.