Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists (CAP)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 10, 2016) – Aegis Sciences Corporation, one of the nation’s leading forensic toxicology and healthcare sciences laboratories, announced that its Molecular Diagnostics (MDx) Laboratory, located at 501 Great Circle Road, received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP). This voluntary accreditation program was created with the primary objective of improving the quality of clinical laboratory services. This accreditation allows Aegis to be part of a prestigious group of more than 7,000 internationally recognized laboratories that have met the highest standards of excellence in quality laboratory practices.
The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, established in 1961, utilizes teams of practicing laboratory professionals as inspectors. Based on a detailed and focused checklist of accreditation standards, inspectors examine the clinical laboratory’s records and quality control procedures, safety program, staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, and overall management and operation of the laboratory. The goal of the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program is to improve patient safety by advancing the quality of pathology and laboratory services through education and standard setting; ensuring laboratories meet or exceed regulatory requirements.
About Aegis Sciences Corporation
Aegis Sciences Corporation is a toxicology laboratory specializing in forensic and healthcare services that provides science-driven testing and consulting for clients, such as professional and amateur sports organizations, leading college and university athletic programs, healthcare professionals, Fortune 500 companies, medical examiners, and government agencies throughout the United States.
About the College of American Pathologists
The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is a medical society that serves more than 17,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world's largest association composed exclusively of pathologists and is widely recognized as the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The CAP is an advocate for high quality and cost-effective patient care.