ANN ARBOR, MI – The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) awarded accreditation to our laboratory here at LynxDx, Inc. based on results of a recent on-site inspection conducted by CAP inspectors. The inspection team included practicing pathology and laboratory medicine professionals. Recognized for rigorous and robust standards, CAP accreditation elevates quality and mitigates risk, an important way that laboratories can contribute to improved patient outcomes.
The CAP advised LynxDx’s Medical Director John Kitchen, PhD, HCLD of this global recognition and congratulated the laboratory for its excellence in the services being provided. Our laboratory is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
“Our entire Lynx team is committed to providing exemplary testing and outstanding client service. We are very proud that our efforts have been recognized by the College of American Pathologists in our successful accreditation,” said Dr. Kitchen.
“LynxDx, Inc. demonstrates leadership, innovation, and a passionate commitment to standards of excellence while providing the highest quality services, ultimately for patients,” said Richard M. Scanlan, MD, FCAP, chair of the CAP’s Council on Accreditation. “The CAP congratulates the company on its recent CAP Accreditation.”
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. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management. These reviews help verify activities that reflect the most recent best practices.
With over 23,000 laboratory participants, in addition to accreditation, the CAP offers proficiency testing/external quality assessment (PT/EQA) programs, quality improvement tools, and protocols and guidelines to ensure excellence in all areas across the laboratory. Built on a foundation of pathologist expertise, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) partners with laboratories worldwide to elevate the quality of laboratory medicine with best-in-class solutions designed to drive operational excellence, achieve diagnostic confidence, and ensure the best patient care.
Congratulations to the whole team for this significant accomplishment that further demonstrates our commitment to high-quality patient and public healthcare at LynxDx, Inc.
About the College of American Pathologists
As the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. For more information, read the CAP Annual Report at cap.org.
Using technology developed at the University of Michigan, LynxDx provides best-in-class diagnostic testing services to help people live healthy and productive lives. The company’s mission is to develop superior genomic tests where there is clear patient need. LynxDx produces tests with the highest degree of accuracy, efficiency combined with an unparalleled customer experience.