Central Texas-based Clinical Pathology Associates (CPA)’s laboratory has received its 13th consecutive accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The accreditation signifies that the lab adheres to the strictest standards of quality control procedures, staff qualifications, and equipment specifications.
“This accreditation is a testament to the clinical quality and standards upheld by everyone at CPA,” said Matt Thompson, CEO, Clinical Pathology Associates. “Our lab professionals and pathologists are committed to maintaining the highest possible level of quality control and safety standards to deliver fast and accurate diagnoses for our partners and their patients.”
During CAP’s rigorous accreditation process, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control procedures for the preceding two years to ensure the highest standards of care. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management.
“Our physician, clinic, and hospital partners depend on CPA’s lab for fast, accurate results and for the ability to process and diagnose complex cases,” said Edward Weir, M.D., president, Clinical Pathology Associates. “Having CAP accreditation is validation of our approach and commitment to excellence, accuracy, and rigor.”
The U.S. federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, which began in the early 1960s as an equal-to or more-stringent-than the government’s own inspection program.
The College of American Pathologists is the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and the leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, serving patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide.
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