Reid Health lab again receives national accreditation, recognition

April 5th, 2018

Reid Health’s laboratory has again received a two-year accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The award was based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs, and included an assessment of the lab staff’s qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management.

Reid Laboratory Medical Director Joseph W. Byers, M.D., was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Reid Health’s laboratory is one of more than 7,700 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

“The Reid laboratory staff exemplifies the standards set forth by the College of American Pathologists, as reflected by our recent and past accreditations.  Our aim is to bring value to our community by offering local access to high-quality laboratory testing and advanced diagnostic care to complement our growing patient population’s needs, right here at Reid Health.”

The College of American Pathologists serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. The U.S. government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, as being equally or even more stringent than the government’s own inspection program.