The CLASS Laboratory participates in the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Laboratory Accreditation Program and has CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act) certification.
CAP's Laboratory Accreditation Program is widely recognized as the 'gold standard' and has served as a model for various federal, state, and private laboratory accreditation programs throughout the world.
Its inspection program is internationally recognizedand the only one of its kind that utilizes teams of practicing laboratory professionals as inspectors. Designed to go well beyond regulatory compliance, the program helps laboratories achieve the highest standards.
Congratulated during its last inspection for "excellence of the services provided", CLASS Laboratory is one of more than 6,000 CAP-accredited laboratories nationwide.
The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) establish quality standards for all laboratory testing to ensure the accuracy, reliability and timeliness of patient test results regardless of where the test was performed.
CLIA specifies quality standards for proficiency testing (PT), patient test management, quality control, personnel qualifications and quality assurance for laboratories performing moderate and/or high complexity tests.