CHOP’s Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Department recently received its renewed accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on a recent on-site inspection.
Representing the gold standard in laboratory accreditation, the CAP examines a facility’s records and quality control procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine a laboratory’s staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management. The accreditation process is designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients.
“We are extremely proud to receive this accreditation once again,” said Robert W. Doms, MD, PhD, CHOP pathologist-in-chief and director of the Hospital’s laboratory facility. “The clinical diagnostic testing that we perform has the goal of providing the highest level of service to the healthcare providers, families and children who rely on us. This accreditation represents the great professionalism and dedication of everyone on our staff.”
With a membership of more than 18,000 board-certified pathologists, the CAP fosters excellence in pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. It has maintained Laboratory Improvement Programs for 65 years, and provides proficiency testing to 20,000 laboratories worldwide.