1888 PressRelease – Columbia, SC Fertility Center, Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute, LLC, receives College of American Pathologists Lab certification, an achievement validated through an independent audit every two years since 2002.
Columbia, SC – The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute’s Laboratory in West Columbia, South Carolina based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs. This continues the fertility center’s consistent CAP accreditation since 2002 when the practice was founded.
The facility’s director, Gail F. Whitman-Elia, MD, HCLD (ABB), was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute’s Laboratory is one of more than 7,600 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
“This accreditation is recognition for our highly experienced lab staff,” stated Dr. Whitman-Elia. “Our patients receive the benefit from higher success rates due to their exemplary professionalism and expertise.”
The U.S. federal government recognized the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, as being equal-to or more-stringent-than the government’s own inspection program.
During the CAP accreditation process, designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, as well as overall management.
About the College of American Pathologists
The College of America Pathologists (CAP), celebrating 50 years as the gold standard in laboratory accreditation, is a medical society that serves more than 18,000 physician members and the global laboratory community. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is the worldwide leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College advocates accountable, high-quality, and cost-effective patient care.
About Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute
Advanced Fertility, led by medical director Gail Whitman-Elia, MD, is a state-of-the-art fertility center serving the southeast states. The leading clinic is widely regarded for its consistently high standard of patient care and exceptional clinical outcomes.