ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OncoPlex Diagnostics (http://www.oncoplexdx.com/) has received certification of accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) following inspection of the clinical laboratory facility in Rockville, MD. OncoPlexDx laboratory is the only service that uses mass spectrometry to provide oncologists with precise quantitative measurement of multiple oncoproteins from tissue leading to better treatment decisions. CAP accreditation is the gold standard awarded to clinical laboratories that exceed inspection qualifications. OncoPlexDx is now both CAP-accredited and CLIA-certified for clinical sample processing of Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded (FFPE) cancer tissue using Selected Reaction Monitoring Mass Spectrometry. "Achieving the CAP accreditation combined with our CLIA certification demonstrates unwavering commitment to excellence at OncoPlex Diagnostics," says Jon Burrows, CEO. "Clinicians ordering our assays can have confidence that the results received are of the highest quality possible."
The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Process is an internationally recognized program designed to go well beyond regulatory compliance. The program helps laboratories achieve the highest standards of excellence to positively impact patient care. Because of its comprehensive nature, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has granted the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program deeming authority. "The College of American Pathologist's Laboratory Accreditation Program in many respects sets the standard by which clinical laboratories are measured," says Medical Director Dr. Robert Heaton. "With emphasis on patient safety, CAP-accredited labs produce accurate test results to optimize clinical outcomes. We are pleased that the College of American Pathologists has recognized OncoPlex Diagnostics as a quality lab as demonstrated by accreditation."
About the College of American Pathologists
The College of American 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.
About OncoPlex Diagnostics
OncoPlex Diagnostics (http://www.oncoplexdx.com/), is a CAP-accredited, CLIA-certified oncology diagnostics laboratory linking clinical proteomics and genomics supporting personalized patient care. Our company has an important single focus: providing the most comprehensive characterization of patients' tumors from the same tumor cells. Our proprietary multiplexed method is one of the most sensitive and specific detection tools available in the clinical laboratory today.
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