Bengaluru: Strand Life Sciences, India’s leading genomic profiling and bioinformatics company, has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), an internationally recognized organization for quality assurance in diagnostics for the Strand Centre for Personalized Genomics in Bengaluru. One of the foremost state of the art labs for genetic testing in India, is one amongst the 7,700 CAP-accredited facilities across the world.
The federal government of the United States of America recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program to be equal to or more stringent than the government’s own inspection program. The primary goal for the CAP accreditation is patient safety and prevention of medical malpractice. The CAP accreditation process is designed to ensure the highest standards of operations for all laboratory procedures.
A CAP-accredited lab’s records and quality control procedures, followed for two years, are checked thoroughly by the inspectors at the time of the inspection. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety programs, safety record as well as overall management prior to awarding the accreditation to any organization.