January 25, 2018 — The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to the WHCGPA Laboratory of Axia Women’s Health, based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Program. The facility’s director, Tim Zheng, M.D., Ph.D., was advised of this national recognition from CAP for the excellence of the services being provided.
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.
“We are honored to achieve this prestigious accreditation from CAP,” said Dr. Zheng. “The accreditation provides additional validation of the strength and robustness of our internal laboratory processes and procedures, and also really highlights WHCGPA Laboratory commitment to the highest standards of quality in laboratory services and patient care”.
Charlie Choi, CEO of Axia Women’s Health, congratulated the lab by saying “This is an incredible achievement for a lab; kudos to the team for the hard work, time, and effort required to attain this highly recognized certification.”
About WHCGPA Laboratory of Axia Women’s Health
WHCGPA Laboratory of Axia Women’s Health is a full service clinical laboratory providing surgical and cytopathology, molecular diagnosis, chemistry, microbiology, blood bank and hematopathology. The Laboratory has already obtained Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments certification and its state license. An experienced team of pathologists specializing in OB/GYN surgical pathology, cytopathology, and molecular pathology, is committed to providing the highest quality service, and clear and concise diagnostic results. The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, giving the benefit of precise accuracy along with faster result turn-around.
About the College of American Pathologists and CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program
The College of American Pathologists (CAP), celebrating 50 years as the gold standard in laboratory accreditation, is a medical society that serves over 18,000 physician. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College advocates accountable, high-quality, and cost-effective patient care. More information about the CAP visit www.cap.org