Blessing Hospital Laboratory retains international accreditation from College of American Pathologists

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The Blessing Hospital Laboratory team performs more than three million tests a year. | Photo courtesy of pexels.com

QUINCY — The Blessing Hospital Laboratory has earned re-accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

Blessing has been CAP accredited since 1980 and is among more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

The CAP accreditation process is designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients. During the reaccreditation process, inspectors visit the laboratory and examine its 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. These reviews help verify activities that reflect the most recent best practices.

Medical laboratories perform complex tests on patient samples — including blood, urine and body tissue — using sophisticated equipment. The data they find plays an important role in identifying and treating a wide variety of medical conditions.

The Blessing Hospital Laboratory team performs more three million tests a year. The laboratory is the largest and most advanced in a 100-mile radius. It has an extensive test menu and is equipped with the most up-to-date equipment.

The Blessing Hospital Laboratory is staffed by qualified medical laboratory technicians and medical laboratory scientists certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathology, and is under the direction of five board-certified pathologists.

Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers an associate of science in medical laboratory technology degree program. For more information on that career option, go to BRCN.edu, click on Programs from the menu bar and then click on the Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology Program link.

CAP is the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory
accreditation and proficiency testing programs. It partners with laboratories worldwide to elevate the quality of laboratory medicine with best-in-class solutions designed to drive operational excellence, achieve diagnostic confidence and ensure the best patient care.

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