Company Values

We aim to bring cutting-edge test solutions to the market, where these were previously inaccessible in the UK and Europe. We aim to lead the field by affording our practitioners access to the latest tests, as featured in recently published journal articles.

Our company is built around clinical collaboration. It is our aim to build a village, a community of like-minded professionals; in effect our very own 'Colabs-biome'. Practitioners who also have an interest in inflammatory conditions, typically those with environmental triggers, and those resulting in, for example, coagulopathies and cognitive changes.

Our collaborative ethos is seen in everything we do. For instance, we work with local universities to recruit for internships and work experience placements. We are passionate about supporting young women, by means of in-house learning and professional development. We also actively encourage diversity in our company.

We are committed to limiting our impact on global resources. We have recently switched to 100% plastic-free shipping materials. Additionally, we work closely with our partner laboratories to ensure packaging is reduced, reused, and recycled. A proportion of our profits go to charities such as We Forest and One Health to compensate for our carbon footprint. We are also aligned with the values of the Alliance for Natural Health, supporting Complementary Practitioners, their regulatory bodies and their clients.

The We Forest work is something that is particularly close to the heart of Colabs as our MD Louise Carder still has family living in Malawi. Her father was a Primary School Headmaster in Malawi for many years after first visiting in the 1960’s to be a voluntary teacher for a year.  Louise has been fortunate to visit the Mulanje area and is therefore keenly aligned with the work of the We Forest project in this area.

Our future goals include:

  • Collaborative working with individuals and organisations to change the paradigm of environmental illness
  • Greater involvement in social enterprise – supporting those at greater risk of environmental impacts on their health, such as social housing occupants