November 2, 2012
ProPath® Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists
ProPath Services, LLP has once again been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent onsite inspection. ProPath has a long history of CAP accreditation, dating back to 1994.
The facility’s director, Cory A. Roberts, M.D., was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. “I congratulate and thank our staff for all of their efforts in our most recent CAP inspection,” said Dr. Roberts. “This may have been our best CAP inspection yet, even though we have added many new tests and services. Our daily practice is of such a high standard that ‘inspection readiness’ is a phrase that can and should be applicable at all times in the lab”.
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, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, as well as the laboratory’s equipment, facilities, safety program and record, in addition to the overall management of the laboratory. This stringent inspection program is designed to specifically ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients.
About the College of American Pathologists
The College of American Pathologists (CAP), celebrating 50 years as the gold standard in laboratory accreditation, 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 College advocates accountable, high-quality, and cost-effective patient care. More information about the College can be found at http://www.cap.org.
ProPath is the premier team of pathologists providing outpatient anatomic and full-service, hospital based pathology services to physicians, surgery centers, hospitals and reference laboratories nationwide. With headquarters in Dallas, Texas, our practice and internationally recognized Immunohistochemistry laboratory have some of the most competitive turnaround times for routine specimens. ProPath is a wholly physician-owned pathology group that remains devoted to comprehensive, quality diagnostic services for unsurpassed patient care. We have been providing reliable and convenient pathology services since 1966. ProPath is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and the Department of Human Services in Accordance with the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA). We follow comprehensive quality control and quality improvement programs. Our team of nearly 40 board certified pathologist has subspecialty training and expertise in Dermatopathology, Renal Pathology, Hematopathology, Gastrointestinal Pathology, Urologic Pathology, Immunohistochemistry, cytopathology, Surgical Pathology, breast pathology and Molecular Diagnostics. For more information about ProPath, please visit http://www.propath.com.