Recently the CVRMC Laboratory passed the College of American Pathologists’ rigorous accreditation. The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists, with a mission to ensure that there is excellence in how pathology and laboratory medicine is practiced around the world. It is an internationally recognized organization known for its advancement of quality in laboratory medicine. Accreditation by the CAP is therefore seen as an attestation to quality laboratory practices and uses the most comprehensive scientifically endorsed standards to ensure laboratories are compliant with regulations.
The week of April 19 was designated as “National Laboratory Week” and this same week the CAP inspectors were in the CVRMC Laboratory scrutinizing all eight departments within the lab. They looked at over 6,000 possible deficiencies, which ensures accuracy of test results. All of these safeguards ensure our providers are making accurate patient diagnosis. The CVRMC Laboratory Team received an “Excellent” score and continues to hold their CAP accreditation which is challenged biennially.