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McLaren Central Michigan’s Lab Receives Accreditation

Posted Date: 7/23/2015
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The College of American Pathologists (CAP) Accreditation Committee has awarded McLaren Central Michigan Clinical Laboratory accreditation based on results of a recent onsite inspection. The accreditation is awarded to clinical laboratories meeting the highest standards of excellence in quality laboratory practices.

The facilities director, Henry B. Armah, MD, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated by the Committee for the excellence of the services being provided at MCM.

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

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

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About the College of American Pathologists

The College of American Pathologists (CAP), celebrating 50 years as the gold standard in laboratory accreditation, 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. More information can be found at cap.org.