Consultants Laboratory of Wisconsin, LLC, Fond du Lac, has achieved a two-year accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent on-site inspection in Fond du Lac and Waupun.
Consultants Laboratory is one of the only 7,000 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide.
“We believe it is important to seek this accreditation because the CAP is the industry leader and symbolizes excellence, experience and professionalism – qualities we embrace on a daily basis,” says Carol Hyland, Consultants Laboratory president and chief executive officer. “The CAP congratulated us for the ‘excellence of the services being provided.’”
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.
During the CAP accreditation process, designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of the laboratory for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management.
The College of American Pathologists is a medical society serving more than 18,000 physician members and the global laboratory community. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is the worldwide leader in laboratory quality assurance. The CAP is an advocate for high-quality and cost-effective patient care.
Consultants Laboratory, a member of Agnesian HealthCare, is a regional reference laboratory serving southeastern Wisconsin with more than 200 associates. It provides lab services to other Agnesian HealthCare facilities including the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic (all satellite locations), Ripon Medical Center, St. Agnes Hospital, St. Francis Home and Waupun Memorial Hospital.