National Independent Laboratory Association (NILA)

A trade association for independent laboratories that provides
a forum for the sharing of technical and business expertise


NILA focuses on business/management issues facing laboratories, such as marketing/sales, contracting with managed care companies, finding and keeping good employees, financial management, expanding test menus, managing growth, competing with big, publicly traded laboratories, and acting on legislative and regulatory issues facing the laboratory industry.   

NILA membership is by laboratory, not individual.  Each member laboratory receives two individual director/owner memberships.  These individuals must also be executive officers of the laboratory member, i.e., CEOs, CFOs, COOs, presidents, vice presidents, etc.  A laboratory can add additional individual members by paying the applicable membership fees.



Thank you to our Sustaining Members



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 NILA & CRB/ONC Interoperability Workgroup

A Review of the Challenges Posed by Lab Interoperability with State Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) and the Deliverables Created to Mitigate These Challenges

Click the link above to view the State HIE and Independent Lab Interoperability Resource Guide and view a NILA webinar with presenters from NILA and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

NILA Opposes Congressional Attempts to Cut Laboratories

See video about effects of coinsurance.  See charts and information about other lab cuts