Magruder Hospital’s Laboratory Department was awarded re-accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on results of a recent on-site inspection. Lawrence Fanelly, DO, Medical Director of Magruder’s Laboratory, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the “excellence of services being provided.” Magruder’s Laboratory is one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited laboratories nationwide.
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 the entire staff’s qualifications, the laboratory’s equipment, facilities, safety program and record, as well as the overall management of the laboratory. The CAP inspection is recognized by the federal government as being equal to or more stringent than the government’s own inspection program.
The College of American Pathologists is a medical society serving nearly 18,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists, and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance.