Is your lab CAP accredited? The College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating best practices in pathology and laboratory medicine. CAP Laboratory Accreditation helps laboratories:
- Maintain accuracy of test results and ensure accurate patient diagnosis
- Meet required standards from CLIA, FDA and OSHA (CAP requirements commonly exceed the standards, bolstering patient care and safety)
- Manage rapidly evolving changes in laboratory medicine and technology
- Offer professional development and learning opportunities for laboratory staff
MCE was developed to meet the stringent requirements of CAP compliance for specimen tracking. When you combine MCE with a mobile computing device like the Honeywell CT40, specimen couriers and lab managers have access to necessary data to ensure procedures are being followed and patient specimens are getting where they need to go, on time and handled properly. Learn more about it in this month’s blog.