American Hospital Dubai laboratory earns 6th consecutive accreditation by College of American Pathologists (CAP)

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  • (1888PressRelease) October 13, 2011 - The Laboratory of the American Hospital Dubai has earned its sixth consecutive accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent onsite inspection. American Hospital Dubai Laboratory is one of nearly 7,000 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide and was the first private medical laboratory in the region to be accredited by CAP.

    The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, is recognized by the US federal government as being equal to or more stringent than the government's own inspection program comprising over 3000 inspection checklist items.

    During the CAP accreditation process, trained voluntary inspectors examine the laboratory's records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine the entire staff's qualifications, the laboratory's equipment, facilities, safety program and record, as well as the overall management of the laboratory. This stringent inspection program is designed to specifically ensure the highest ongoing laboratory standard of care for all patients.

    Aaron Han, MD, PhD, Chief, Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine at the American Hospital Dubai, , comments: "We are once again delighted to receive accreditation from CAP, which continues to set the standards that drive quality in the medical laboratory environment. Maintaining these standards as the hospital grows and develops is a challenge that the team is meeting successfully, and we continue to invest significantly to ensure these standards are met or exceeded. Achieving CAP accreditation demonstrates the commitment of our lab staff to quality and excellence every day. This is a goal that has been supported by the American Hospital Dubai leadership over the last 15 years."

    Laboratory Technical Director, Carlo Kaabar, adds: "The Lab is an integral part of the hospital, playing a key role in the multidisciplinary team approach to providing the best medical care, 24/7. Laboratories have now moved on from providing pieces of medical data, to advising on the best approach to diagnostic testing, and the trend now is to determine the best treatment options through testing. One of the most vivid examples of this is in cancer care; the Lab is integral in the assessment and workup of the cancer patient, providing accurate diagnosis. However, once a diagnosis is made, Lab testing can now guide treatment decisions for many types of cancers in the age of "targeted therapy."

    The College of American Pathologists is a medical society that serves more than 17,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world's largest association composed exclusively of pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The CAP is an advocate for high-quality and cost-effective medical care.

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