MedGenome Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists (CAP)
New Delhi, December 13th, 2017: MedGenome, India’s market leader in genetic diagnostics announced today that its NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) technology based clinical laboratory in Bangalore has been awarded accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) based on the results of an on-site inspection. The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program is a globally recognized program and is the only one of its kind that utilizes teams of practicing laboratory professionals as inspectors. and is designed to go well beyond regulatory compliance. During the accreditation process, inspectors do a detailed check of the laboratory’s records and quality control procedures. They also assess the laboratory’s staff competency/qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program, and overall management to ensure it meets CAP’s broad and stringent quality criteria. This accreditation is awarded to facilities meeting the highest standard of excellence in clinical laboratory practices. With this accreditation, MedGenome’s India laboratory joins the ranks of the most elite laboratories in the world.
“Being awarded theaccreditation by CAP is an extremely proud moment for us. It further validatesour commitment to provide the highest standards in quality laboratory services”said Dr. V.L Ramprasad, COOMedGenome. “Having launched India’s first validated Liquid biopsyand the carrier screening tests, we are trying to find answers to some of themost complex diseases. We strive to provide the most accurateresults based on thorough and rigorous processes toclinicians across India, so that they can produce the best outcomes forpatients”.
With thisaccreditation, MedGenome is the only Indian laboratory to be CAP accredited forWhole genome/exome sequencing, CfDNA (Cell free DNA) testing for liquid biopsyand NIPT (Non-invasive prenatal screening test) and high resolution HLA typing.