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Mission Statement

NASCOLA Mission Statement

A primary mission of NASCOLA is to provide external quality assessment for tests used to diagnose bleeding or prothrombotic disorders, thereby promoting high standards of performance and practice for specialized coagulation laboratories in the USA, Canada, and Mexico, and in countries in Central America and the Caribbean.

Other missions of NASCOLA include:

  • Enhancing communication among laboratories performing specialized coagulation testing.
  • Developing guidelines for appropriate use, performance and interpretation of coagulation tests and results.
  • Providing a forum for critical evaluation of existing and new laboratory test procedures, instrumentation and reagents.
  • Promoting education on laboratory testing in hemostasis and thrombosis to physicians, laboratory technologists, other health care professionals, and patients.
  • Collaborating with other national and international organizations focused on providing external quality assessment for hemostasis and thrombosis testing.
  • Supporting collaborative research activities among participating laboratories.