LAMC lab gains accreditation

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The Los Alamos Medical Center Laboratory has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists, based on the results of a recent onsite inspection.

Los Alamos Medical Center CEO, Feliciano A. Jiron was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. The Los Alamos Medical Center Laboratory is one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide.

The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, is recognized by the federal government as being equal to or more stringent than the government’s own inspection program.

During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, as well as the laboratory’s equipment, facilities, safety program and record, in addition to the overall management of the laboratory.  This stringent inspection program is designed to specifically ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients.

The College of American Pathologists, celebrating 50 years as the gold standard in laboratory accreditation, is a medical society serving more than 18,000 physician members and the global laboratory community. It is the world’s largest association.


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