Recognized for rigorous and robust standards, CAP accreditation elevates quality and mitigates risk, an important way that laboratories can contribute to improved patient outcomes. During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and the way in which the lab exercises quality control of procedures. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management. These reviews help verify that the labs’ activities reflect most recent best practices. Overall, the accreditation process is designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients.
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