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July 27, 2012 – Harris, N.Y. – The Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Laboratory has been awarded accreditation by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), an internationally recognized standard of excellence.

Based on the results of a recent on-site survey and a rigorous set of requirements, CRMC’s Laboratory earned this prestigious accreditation for the 47th consecutive year. CRMC joins more than 7,000 CAP-accredited labs worldwide that meet CAP’s stringent standards for quality and patient safety.

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, and overall management.

CRMC’s Laboratory is also fully accredited by the Joint Commission and by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB). Last year, the CRMC Lab was named “Laboratory of the Year” by Medical Laboratory Observer, a major professional journal. The Lab is also very active in the community by sponsoring a variety of events. CRMC hosts monthly blood drives in collaboration with the American Red Cross and is a co-sponsor of the Annual Thunder 102 “Blood Bowl” in January.

For more information on the CRMC Lab, visit or call 794-3300 extension 2198.

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