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Kaleida Health Laboratories Receive CAP Accreditation

Updated: 1/13/2016

Kaleida Health Laboratories received accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) based on the results of a recent onsite inspection.

Accreditation is a team effort and reflects the superior expertise and skill of the laboratory professionals serving Kaleida Health’s patients, physicians, caregivers and outreach clients. The CAP recognized and congratulated Kaleida Health Laboratories for the “excellence of the services being provided.”

During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors examined the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examined laboratory staff qualifications, as well as the laboratory’s equipment, facilities, safety program and record, in addition to the overall management of the laboratory.

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.

The inspection program is designed to specifically ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients. The CAP Laboratory Accreditation also serves as a forum for exchanging approaches to laboratory best practice and provides additional educational benefit to the entire healthcare team.

The CAP is a medical society that serves more than 18,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of pathologists and is widely recognized as the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The CAP is an advocate for high quality and cost-effective patient care.