Lafayette Regional Health Center’s Laboratory received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is a medical society that serves more than 18,000 physician members and the global laboratory community. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is the worldwide leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College advocates accountable, high-quality, and cost-effective patient care.

The U.S. federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, as a program equal-to or more-stringent-than the government’s own inspection program.

During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors examined the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years in order to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients. CAP inspectors also examined laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and records, and overall management.

More information about the CAP can be found at www.cap.org.