Ascendant Medical Laboratory recently earned accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of an on-site inspection. The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, started in the early 1960s, is recognized by the federal government as being equal to or more stringent than the government’s own inspection program.
During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors examined Ascendant’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examined the entire staff’s qualifications, the laboratory’s equipment, facilities, safety program and record, as well as the overall management of the laboratory.
The College of American Pathologists is a medical society serving nearly 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.
For more information about Ascendant Medical Laboratory and the services and tests available, call 865-273-1121.
MPLN is a privately held molecular diagnostic laboratory founded in 1989 and headquartered in Maryville, Tenn. A leader in laboratory medicine, MPLN offers a comprehensive selection of molecular diagnostics and cytogenetic testing that targets oncology, obstetrics, gynecology, medical genetics, gastroenterology and infectious disease. The laboratory also has an active research and development and clinical trials company and has extensive expertise in chromosome analysis, flow cytometry, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction technologies, immunohistochemistry and gene sequencing.