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Berkeley HeartLab Wins CAP Accreditation

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Celera subsidiary Berkeley HeartLab said today that it has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) for its CLIA-registered lab.

Based in Alameda, Calif., Berkeley HeartLab provides testing services for predicting cardiovascular risk and patient treatment management.

The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has granted CAP's Laboratory Accreditation Program the authority to inspect and accredit labs for requirements of many US states.

"This is an important achievement for our laboratory as we continue to provide advanced lipid and cardiovascular genetic testing to our physicians and the patients they serve," Jean Wilson, Berkeley HeartLab's VP of laboratory operations, said in a statement.

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