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MedGenome receives CAP accreditation

19 December 2019 | News

This accreditation program is globally recognized as maintaining the highest standards for laboratory quality

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image credit- babygenes.net

The accreditation committee of the ‘College of American Pathologist’-CAP has awarded an accreditation to MedGenome Labs Private Limited yet again based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of their accreditation program.

MedGenome is the country’s leading genetic testing laboratory that offers unique genomic solutions in rare diseases, neurology, oncology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology, cardiology and other rare diseases. Dr VL Ramprasad, Lab Director and COO at MedGenome Labs was congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. He said, “CAP accreditation is the foremost benchmark for running a medical service such as genetic diagnostics. The certification is an encouragement for the team to continue the hard work and innovate to access more and more genetic data that can help us save lives.”

This accreditation program is globally recognized as maintaining the highest standards for laboratory quality and having the most up-to-date guidelines regarding diagnostic testing for diseases like cancer. The CAP checklist covers clinical pathology, anatomic pathology, cytopathology, molecular pathology, along with other disciplines plus the overall management and operation of the medical laboratory. With this accreditation, MedGenome Labs are now one of more than 8,000 CAP accredited facilities worldwide, however the only laboratory in India with CAP accreditation for whole genome sequencing. Mr. Sam Santhosh Chairman & Founder-MedGenome Labs said, “We are a firm believer in law and compliance especially when one works in the healthcare sector. This accreditation is yet another proof of the excellence we hold and accuracy we offer”.

CAP accreditation process is designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients, inspector examine the laboratory records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management.

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