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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The College of American Pathologists has accredited Baby Genes, a provider of next-generation sequencing-based clinical diagnostics for newborn screening, newborn diagnostics, and family planning. CAP inspectors evaluate a clinical lab's record and quality control procedures as part of the accreditation process. They also assess the lab's equipment, facilities, safety programs, staff qualifications, policies and procedures, and overall management.

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