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CAP ACCREDITATION

The laboratory at LifeHope Labs is CAP accredited.

FOSTERING AND ADVOCATING EXCELLENCE

The College of American Pathologists (CAP), the leading organization of board-certified pathologists, serves patients, pathologists, and the public. For 70 years, the CAP has fostered excellence in laboratories and advanced the practice of pathology and laboratory science. As medicine, technology and pathology have evolved since 1946, the CAP has led the way to meet new challenges that result in better patient outcomes.

The College of American Pathologists' (CAP) partners with laboratory professionals and pathologists to:

  • Achieve the highest standard of laboratory quality
  • Deliver accurate results for better patient outcomes
  • Ensure confidence of patient diagnosis
  • Manage and reduce the risk of inaccurate and unreliable test results
  • Increase the value your laboratory brings to your organization, its customers, and patients

COLA ACCREDITATION

For our Physician Owned Laboratories (POL), we will facilitate proper laboratory accreditation through our partnership with COLA and assist in the routine monitoring of your testing program.

A HISTORY OF EXCELLENCE

COLA is a physician-directed organization whose purpose is to promote excellence in laboratory medicine and patient care through a program of voluntary education, consultation and accreditation.

COLA was founded in 1988 as a private alternative to help laboratories stay in compliance with the new Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). In 1993, the Health Care Financing Administration (now CMS) granted COLA deeming authority under CLIA, and in 1997 the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) also recognized COLA's laboratory accreditation program.

Committed to helping your laboratory achieve excellence in health care, COLA offers a range of services that takes the complexity out of accreditation. The goal is simple - to use education to help you improve your lab and serve your patients better. By taking a partnership approach, we work with you to make the accreditation process simple, quick, and tailored to meet your specific needs.

When proper procedures are known and adhered to, the risk of errors is reduced - errors that could result in complications for patients and practice litigation.