DELRAY BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Genetics Institute of America announced today that it has undergone an Accreditation Inspection by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and passed with no deficiencies.
A team from the College of American Pathologists performed a general laboratory and molecular pathology accreditation inspection on Tuesday, August 10th. The purpose of this inspection is to help laboratories maintain accuracy of test results and ensure accurate patient diagnosis. CAP inspections are a part of the accreditation and inspection cycle.
“This successful CAP inspection validates our quality assurance and management practices and ensures that we are providing the best in physician and patient-centered genetic testing services,” said Dr. Ana Perez-Miranda, Laboratory Manager for Genetics Institute of America.
“Our mission at Genetics Institute of America is to save lives, change lives and give back,” said Holly Magliochetti, CEO and Founder. “Our Team knows that the work we do has a multi-generational impact, and this CAP accreditation is a very important step to continue to uphold the most stringent clinical laboratory testing standards in molecular and Next Generation Sequencing.”
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. According to the CAP, they accredit “the entire spectrum of laboratory test disciplines using the most scientifically rigorous customized checklist requirements.” These checklists are developed from rigorous accreditation standards that are more stringent than or equal to the requirements of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Program (CLIA). They are designed to cover regulatory compliance requirements and assist laboratories in achieving the highest standards of excellence for positively impacting patient care.
About the College of American Pathologists (CAP)
As the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. Built on more than a half-century of experience, the CAP’s Laboratory Accreditation Program has been the champion of laboratory excellence. We are recognized as the global leader in improving the quality of services using established performance standards. For more information, READ THE CAP ANNUAL REPORT at www.cap.org.
About Genetics Institute of America
Genetics Institute of America is a national laboratory dedicated to heightening the awareness of early intervention and genetic screening to promote longevity and quality of life outcomes by focusing on DNA, RNA and Proteins. Our modern CLIA certified, CAP accredited laboratory facility in Delray Beach, FL specializes in high complexity molecular testing and contains the most current technology, allowing us to provide leadership in both research and clinical laboratory testing. For more information, please visit http://GenlabUS.com.