NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – AltheaDx has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists, the San Diego firm announced today.

The accreditation was based on an on-site inspection and is awarded to facilities that meet certain quality standards in laboratory services. AltheaDx said that the US federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program as being at least equal to the government's inspection program.

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