NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Transgenomic announced today that the College of American Pathologists’ Commission on Laboratory Accreditation has awarded its laboratory an accreditation following a recent on-site inspection, making Transgenomic one of more than 6,000 CAP-accredited American labs.
CAP started its Laboratory Accreditation Program nearly half a century ago. It is reportedly regarded by the federal government as being as or more stringent than the government inspection program. The program involves evaluation of laboratory records, quality control procedures, staff qualifications, management, and laboratory equipment, facilities, and safety records.
Transgenomic CEO Craig Tuttle called the accreditation a validation of the company’s laboratory services. “We plan to immediately pursue the benefits of the accreditation in our pursuit of projects and revenue growth,” he said in a statement. “We are confident that CAP accreditation will put Transgenomic on the map as a laboratory with the highest standard in molecular diagnostics.”
Transgenomic offers products and services for evaluating genetic variation and mutation analysis.