CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital Clinical Lab receives accreditation - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital Clinical Laboratory receives accreditation from College of American Pathologists

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CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital Clinical Laboratory  and  Respiratory Therapy Department have been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) based on the results of a recent onsite inspection.

Directed by John S. VanHoose, M.D. the St. Patrick Clinical laboratory and Respiratory Therapy Departments are one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide.

The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960's, is recognized by the federal government as being equal to or more stringent than the government's own inspection program.

During the CAP 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, as well as the laboratory's equipment, facilities, safety program and record, in addition to the overall management of the laboratory. This stringent inspection program is designed to specifically ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients.

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