UVMC lab earns accreditation

Staff report

TROY — The College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to the Upper Valley Medical Center Laboratory based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP accreditation programs.

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

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

The UVMC Laboratory is one of more than 7,700 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

As the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, CAP serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. For more information, log on to cap.org.

Staff report