Newswise — The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP's Accreditation Programs.

The facility's director, Robert W. Doms, MD, PhD, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pathology & Laboratory Medicine is one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide. "Our CHOP Laboratories are very proud to, again, receive accreditation from the College of American Pathologists,” said Robert W. Doms, M.D., Ph.D., Pathologist-in-Chief at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. “The clinical diagnostic testing that happens within this department is truly revolutionizing medicine, offering hope to the sickest of children suffering from rare pediatric disease. Our CAP accreditation really highlights CHOP Laboratories commitment to the highest level of quality in laboratory services and patient care.”

The U.S. federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, as being equal-to or more-stringent-than the government's own inspection program. During the CAP accreditation process, designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients, inspectors examine the laboratory's 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.

About the College of American Pathologists The College of American Pathologists (CAP), celebrating 50 years as the gold standard in laboratory accreditation, is a medical society that serves more than 18,000 physician members and the global laboratory community. It is the world's largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is the worldwide leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College advocates accountable, high-quality, and cost-effective patient care. More information about the CAP can be found at

About The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation’s first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children’s Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program receives the highest amount of National Institutes of Health funding among all U.S. children’s hospitals. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 535-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pathology & Laboratory Medicine LAP Number: 1319201 AU ID: 1178668 The above Laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists Laboratory Accreditation Program for the following services: All Common Anatomic Pathology Processing Autopsy Pathology Bacteriology Blood Gases Body Fluid Analysis Chemistry Clinical Biochemical Genetics Clinical Transplantation Support Coagulation Conventional Cytogenetics Cytology Processing Cytology Screening Director/Organizational Assessment Donor Services Electron Microscopy Flow Cytometry Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization Genomic Copy Number - Microarray Hematology Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Service HLA Flow Cytometry HLA Molecular HLA Serology HLA Solid Phase Assays Immunohematology Immunology Intraoperative Consultation Laboratory General Molecular Microbiology Molecular Pathology Mycobacteriology Mycology Next Generation Sequencing N on-Gynecologic Cytopathology Parasitology PLEASE RETAIN THIS DOCUMENT IN YOUR RECORDS. Point of Care Testing - Non-Waived Point of Care Testing - Provider Performed Point of Care Testing - Waived Special Chemistry Surgical Pathology Tissue Storage and Issue Toxicology Transfusion Services Urinalysis Virology

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