CAP releases list of longest accredited U.S. labs

June 26, 2019

In a release, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) released a list of its longest accredited laboratories in the United States. These 41 laboratories have continuously met the highest standards of laboratory quality and proficiency testing since the CAP began its Laboratory Accreditation Program in 1964, ensuring that patients are receiving the best medical care and most accurate diagnosis and treatment possible.

Pathologists are on the cutting edge of medicine, diagnosis, and treatment. Their work is often the most crucial piece in understanding viruses, infections, and disease, making accurate diagnoses and working side-by-side with the healthcare team in recommending the best treatments. A more precise diagnosis means a faster, more accurate treatment, putting patients on the road to recovery sooner.

“For the best testing and diagnosis, pathologists, and laboratory technicians need to meet the highest standards of laboratory quality and proficiency testing set by the College of American Pathologists,” said R. Bruce Williams MD, FCAP, CAP president. “To achieve this standard, and maintain it, for more than 50 years is a momentous achievement because CAP accreditation is an incredibly rigorous, ongoing process.”

Digital technology, artificial intelligence, liquid biopsy, and precision medicine are on their cusp and pathologists are helping to lead the way in their development, study, and use, to improve testing, diagnosis, and patient outcomes. To consistently meet the high standards of CAP accreditation, these laboratories prove that they are using the latest technologies and best practices to deliver faster, more accurate results for better patient care every day.

Each of the 41 CAP longest accredited laboratories has continued to meet the CAP’s rigorous standards and requirements, for more than 50 years. These standards and requirements help laboratories stay in compliance with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations for quality testing. CMS regulates all laboratory testing (except research) performed on humans in the U.S. through the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).

Visit CAP to view all 41 laboratories