The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) awarded accreditation to the laboratory at GENESIS Fertility & Reproductive Medicine based on results of a recent on-site inspection conducted by CAP inspectors. The inspection team, made up of practicing pathology and laboratory medicine professionals, elevates quality and risk mitigation.
The CAP advised Alka Goyal, PhD HCLD/CC, laboratory director at GENESIS, of this global recognition and congratulated the laboratory for its excellence in the services being provided. GENESIS is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
“The IVF lab at GENESIS stands proud as a beacon of excellence passing the CAP inspection with flying colors and no deficiencies. We are committed to providing the highest standard of care helping dreams take shape, one miracle at a time.” Goyal said.
Upon learning of the laboratory’s accreditation, Katherine Melzer Ross, MD, FACOG, director of ART Services at GENESIS, said: “Being a CAP-accredited lab is a great accomplishment and a sign that our lab holds itself to a rigorous set of standards. We are proud to be the only CAP-accredited lab in Brooklyn.”
During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management. These reviews help verify activities reflect the most recent best practices.
With over 23,000 laboratory participants, in addition to accreditation, the CAP offers proficiency testing/external quality assessment (PT/EQA) programs, quality improvement tools, and protocols and guidelines to ensure excellence in all areas across the laboratory. Built on a foundation of pathologist expertise, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) partners with laboratories worldwide to elevate the quality of laboratory medicine with best-in-class solutions designed to drive operational excellence, achieve diagnostic confidence, and ensure the best patient care.
GENESIS is a nationally recognized center of excellence for the treatment of infertility and serves as the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at Maimonides Medical Center. For over 35 years, its mission has been to help patients realize the dream of parenthood.
The organization delivers state-of-the-art, comprehensive care for infertility in an environment that addresses the personal needs and privacy of every patient.
Castle Connolly and New York Magazine have consistently recognized the physicians at GENESIS as among America’s Top Doctors and New York Super Doctors. GENESIS has five locations, on Long Island and Staten Island, and in Brooklyn and Queens.