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College of American Pathologist awards accreditation to MedGenome Labs

The accreditation programme is recognised as maintaining high standards for laboratory quality and having most up-to-date guidelines regarding diagnostic testing for diseases like cancer

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The accreditation committee of the ‘College of American Pathologist’-CAP awarded accreditation to MedGenome Labs again based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of their accreditation programme.

Dr VL Ramprasad, Lab Director and COO, MedGenome Labs was congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. He said, “CAP accreditation is the foremost benchmark for running a medical service such as genetic diagnostics. The certification is an encouragement for the team to continue the hard work and innovate to access more and more genetic data that can help us save lives.”

This accreditation programme is globally recognised as maintaining the highest standards for laboratory quality and having the most up-to-date guidelines regarding diagnostic testing for diseases like cancer. The CAP checklist covers clinical pathology, anatomic pathology, cytopathology, molecular pathology, along with other disciplines plus the overall management and operation of the medical laboratory.

With this accreditation, MedGenome Labs are now one of more than 8,000 CAP -accredited facilities worldwide, however, the only laboratory in India with CAP accreditation for whole genome sequencing. Sam Santhosh, Chairman and Founder-MedGenome Labs said, “We are a firm believer in law and compliance especially when one works in the healthcare sector. This accreditation is yet another proof of the  excellence we hold and accuracy we offer”.

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

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