The Clinical Laboratories at West Virginia University Hospitals have been awarded a two-year term of accreditation by the College of American Pathologists, based on the results of recent unannounced onsite inspections.

Lab director Peter L. Perrotta, M.D., was congratulated for achievement of this national recognition from CAP. During the accreditation process, WVU Hospitals’ lab records and quality control procedures for the preceding two years were thoroughly examined. In addition, inspectors checked management practices and lab staff qualifications, as well as equipment, facilities and safety records.

Since the early 1960s, The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program has been recognized by the federal government as being equal to or more stringent than the government’s own inspection program. Because inspections are so comprehensive, accreditation helps achieve a consistently high level of service throughout an institution or healthcare system.


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