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Children's Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Reaccredited by College of American Pathologists

BIRMINGHAM (Feb. 2, 2015) – The Children’s of Alabama Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine recently received reaccreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) based on results of an on-site inspection.

Children’s laboratory is one of more than 7,600 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide and has maintained accreditation with CAP since 1972. Children’s lab performs approximately 1.7 million tests per year for its inpatients and outpatients. Services include transfusion, clinical pathology, anatomical pathology and electrocardiograms (EKGs). 

The CAP accreditation process is designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients. During the accreditation, 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 safety records and overall management. The College of American Pathologists is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is the worldwide leader in laboratory quality assurance. To learn more about CAP, visit