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Our Pathology Lab Receives Re-Accreditation

Woman’s Hospital Pathology Lab has once again been awarded a full two-year re-accreditation by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), marking the lab’s 30+ years of continuous recognition by CAP. The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program is designed to help laboratories achieve the highest standards of excellence to positively impact patient care. The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960’s, is recognized by the federal government as being equal to or more stringent than the government’s own inspection program.

CAP Accreditation checklists are based on rigorous accreditation standards that are used by the inspection teams as a guide to assess the overall management and operation of a laboratory. Recipients of CAP Accreditation ensure those labs incorporate the development and support of board-certified pathologists and continually evolve to reflect current technology, providing a solid foundation for ensuring excellence in patient safety and compliance. All laboratories in the United States are required to be inspected every two years according to CLIA’88 regulations.

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