May 17, 2010 - 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 onsite survey and a rigorous set of requirements, CRMC's Laboratory earned this prestigious accreditation for the 45th consecutive year. CRMC joins nearly 6,000 CAP-accredited labs worldwide that meet CAP's stringent standards for quality and patient safety. CRMC's lab is also accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks and licensed by New York State. Last year, the CRMC lab performed over 450,000 tests to help diagnose and treat illness. The lab is also very active in the community by sponsoring a wide array of events. CRMC hosts monthly blood drives in collaboration with the American Red Cross and sponsors its own fundraiser, aptly named 'Dracula's Pub,' every Halloween to raise money for the hospital's Outpatient Oncology Fund. For more information on the CRMC lab, please visit www.crmcny.org or call 794-3300 extension 2198.