College of American Pathologists (CAP) Accredited Laboratory
For more than 50 years, the CAP quality assurance program has been the most respected and recognized laboratory accreditation program in the world and is often referred to as the “Gold Standard.”
Of the 1 million laboratories worldwide, Ethos Laboratories is one of only approximately 7,500 accredited laboratories in 50 countries.
Originally accredited in August 2014, Ethos Laboratories completed renewing its accreditation with the College of American Pathologists (CAP) in August 2016. This accreditation recognizes the laboratory’s technical competence and continual quality management and underscores Ethos Laboratories’ commitment to improved patient outcomes by providing reliable test results.
“Achieving this accreditation demonstrates our commitment to achieving superior quality standards and delivering overall operational excellence. Going through the rigorous and extensive accreditation process has allowed us to mitigate risk and continually provide highly accurate test results to physicians and patients nationwide.” said Brian Kincaid, Chief Executive Officer of Ethos Laboratories.
During the CAP inspection, examiners reviewed hundreds of records and quality control procedures against more than 1,000 detailed and focused CAP requirements. Also examined were staff qualifications, equipment and facilities, laboratory safety program, all standard operating procedures, and overall management of the laboratory in accordance with CAP accreditation standards and requirements.
The College of American Pathologists is a medical society serving more than 18,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board certified pathologists who are considered the leaders in laboratory quality assurance by advocating excellence in the practice of laboratory medicine worldwide. The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, is recognized by the federal government as being equal to or more stringent than the government’s own inspection program.