Bengaluru, December 17, 2017 (GPN) : 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 the accreditation by CAP is an extremely proud moment for us. It further validates our commitment to provide the highest standards in quality laboratory services” said Dr. V.L Ramprasad, COO MedGenome. “Having launched India’s first validated Liquid biopsy and the carrier screening tests, we are trying to find answers to some of the most complex diseases. We strive to provide the most accurate results based on thorough and rigorous processes to clinicians across India, so that they can produce the best outcomes for patients”.
With this accreditation, MedGenome is the only Indian laboratory to be CAP accredited for Whole genome/exome sequencing, CfDNA (Cell free DNA) testing for liquid biopsy and NIPT (Non-invasive prenatal screening test) and high resolution HLA typing.
About MedGenome : MedGenome is a genomics-driven research and diagnostics company with a mission to improve global health by decoding the genetic information contained in an individual’s genome. Its unique access to genomics data with clinical and phenotypic data provides insights into complex diseases at the genetic and molecular level to facilitate research in personalized health care. MedGenome is the market leader for genomic diagnostics in South Asia and a leading provider of genomics research services globally. MedGenome is also a founding member of GenomeAsia 100K initiative to sequence 100,000 Genomes in South, North and East Asia.
About CAP : As the world’s leading organization with 18,000 board-certified pathologists, 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. The CAP’s Laboratory Improvement Programs, initiated 65 years ago, currently have customers in more than 100 countries, accrediting 7,700 laboratories and providing proficiency testing to 20,000 laboratories worldwide. Find more information about the CAP at cap.org ENDS