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Cooper Clinic Laboratory Receives Prestigious COLA Laboratory Excellence Award 

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DALLAS (October 20, 2017) – The Cooper Clinic Laboratory is proud to be selected as a recipient of the COLA Laboratory Excellence Award. The award signifies a commitment to performing quality patient testing and overall laboratory practices. This is the seventh year the Cooper Clinic Laboratory has received the award, a recognition attained by only a small percent of labs across America. 

“Our Cooper Clinic laboratory team is honored to receive this award,” said Chris Abel, MD, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Laboratory at Cooper Clinic. “70 percent of all diagnoses are made from lab testing, which means quality control is vital. Our lab processes provide extremely tight margins so our patients receive more precise trending data year-over-year. Our team’s level of customer service combined with accuracy standards and efficient processing contribute to our patients’ same-day results.”

The Cooper Clinic Laboratory team processes nearly 300,000 tests per year all with same-day results. Comprehensive lab testing includes cholesterol profile, blood sugar level, complete blood count, homocysteine, urinalysis, high sensitivity C-reactive protein, thyroid stimulating hormone, vitamin D, omega-3 and more. 

COLA is a non-profit, physician-directed organization promoting quality and excellence in medicine and patient care. The 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 review.

Cooper Clinic is a multi-specialty practice focused on prevention in order to add both quality and quantity to the lives of patients. Areas of specialization include cardiovascular screening, imaging procedures, breast health, medical screenings, gastroenterology, cosmetic dermatology and nutrition services. An executive health program is also available to help workplace leaders improve their health to increase their productivity. Our board-certified physicians deliver an individualized physical exam to help patients reach and sustain the best health possible. 

Cooper Clinic, a Cooper Aerobics company based at the world-renowned Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas, helps patients Get Cooperized™ by giving them an in-depth picture of their health and an action plan to improve it. A leading preventive medicine facility offering same-day results, Cooper Clinic provides comprehensive physical exams, cardiology, breast health, preventive and cosmetic dermatology, gastroenterology, imaging and nutrition services. Founded in 1970 by preventive medicine pioneer and “father of aerobics” Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, Cooper Clinic has seen more than 100,000 patients and performed more than 265,000 physical exams. For more information call 866.906.COOP (2667) or visit