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Copley Hospital Laboratory Receives CAP Accreditation

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Copley’s Laboratory receives CAP Accreditation. With staff are Copley’s Director of Laboratory Services Amy Shopland (left) and Pathologist Armando Ciampa, MD (right of the equipment) with members of the laboratory.

MORRISVILLE — Copley officials announce that its Laboratory has been awarded a two-year continued accreditation. The accreditation is a result of a survey review by the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

Amy Shopland, Copley’s Director of Laboratory Services, explains that the accreditation ensures that all laboratory patients are receiving the highest standard of care. “CAP accreditation ensures accuracy. The inspection confirms that Copley Hospital Laboratory is delivering high quality results that our patients and physicians can trust.”

Shopland describes CAP inspectors as highly experienced with working knowledge of laboratories. “The depth of a CAP inspection is a testament to Copley’s commitment to high quality testing accuracy.” The inspection process is rigorous and thorough. Shopland notes that inspectors can potentially look at more than 4,000 items that include review of records and procedures as well as staff qualifications, skill of technician and knowledge of interpreting physician, training, equipment, facilities, our safety program, safety records and overall management.

Services available at Copley’s Laboratory include blood bank, chemistry, hematology, immunology, microbiology, covid testing and pathology. Copley is one of more than 8,000 CAP-Accredited facilities worldwide.

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