Pennsylvania and Connecticut Labs Both Receive Accreditation
PARSIPPANY, NJ, April 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Interpace Diagnostics Group, Inc. (IDXG) announced today that it has received the College of American Pathologists (“CAP”) accreditation for its Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and New Haven, Connecticut laboratories. Only after the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (“CLIA”) designation has been received can a laboratory apply for the more rigorous CAP accreditation. To qualify and remain compliant, every two years a peer group of inspectors thoroughly examine the lab’s records, quality control procedures, staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program, and overall management ensuring that the highest, industry-specific standards are upheld.
The Pittsburgh location serves as the Company’s largest laboratory and provides a wide variety of services including cytology, molecular testing, and pathology for the PancraGEN®, ThyGeNEXT®, ThyraMIR®, RespriDx®, and BarreGEN® assays. The New Haven lab provides services for both the commercial molecular thyroid assays along with all testing associated with clinical development and research activities.
Jack Stover, President and CEO of Interpace Diagnostics, stated, “We are pleased to have once again obtained accreditation from CAP for both of our labs, demonstrating our commitment to operating within the highest industry standards.”
About Interpace Diagnostics Group
Interpace is a fully integrated commercial and bioinformatics company that provides clinically useful molecular diagnostic tests and pathology services for evaluating risk of cancer by leveraging the latest technology in personalized medicine for improved patient diagnosis and management. Interpace’s mission is to provide personalized medicine through molecular diagnostics, innovation and data to advance patient care based on rigorous science. The Company currently has four commercialized molecular tests and one test in a clinical evaluation process (CEP); PancraGEN® for the diagnosis and prognosis of pancreatic cancer from pancreatic cysts; ThyGeNEXT® for the diagnosis of thyroid cancer from thyroid nodules utilizing a next generation sequencing assay; ThyraMIR® for the diagnosis of thyroid cancer from thyroid nodules utilizing a proprietary gene expression assay; and RespriDx® that differentiates lung cancer of primary vs. metastatic origin. BarreGEN® for Barrett's Esophagus, is currently being “soft launched” with key opinion leaders as we continue to gather data on this assay that will assist us in seeking favorable reimbursement as well as important clinical information. Barrett's Esophagus is a rapidly growing diagnosis that affects over three million people in the US and over time can progress to esophageal cancer. The Company’s data base includes data from over 50,000 patients who have been tested using the Company’s current products, including over 25,000 molecular tests for thyroid nodules. Interpace has been designated by the 2018 edition of CIO Applications as one of the top 10 companies for providing bioinformatics solutions. Interpace’s mission is to provide personalized medicine through molecular diagnostics, innovation and data to advance patient care based on rigorous science. For more information, please visit Interpace’s website at www.interpacediagnostics.com.
About the College of American Pathologists
As the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. For more information, read the CAP Annual Report at cap.org.
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