December 21, 2017

DHVI-IVQAC Biorepository Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists

CAP Accredited
December 8, 2017

The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to DHVI-IVQAC Biorepository, Durham, North Carolina based on results of a recent on­ site inspection as part of the CAP's Accreditation Programs.

The facility's director, Thomas N. Denny, MSc, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. DHVI-IVQAC Biorepository is one of more than 7,700 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

DHVI’s Chief Operating Officer, Thomas N. Denny, MSc, M.Phil, upon learning of the laboratory's accreditation, said: "We pride ourselves in our commitment to performing quality work in an effort to ensure the highest standard of care in clinical trials."

The CAP, first in the industry to offer an accreditation program for Biorepositories, based the program on the principles of its Laboratory Accreditation Program. The U.S. federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, as being equal-to or more­ stringent-than the government's own inspection program. Currently, there is no federal mandate for biorepository accreditation.

The CAP Biorepository Accreditation process, a three-year accreditation cycle, includes on-site inspection, desk review, and optional education modules and gap assessment. As part of the on-site inspection, the CAP uses Accreditation Checklists to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date blueprint of quality practices to assist biorepositories in improving their operations and ensure quality. Further, a desk review offers a remote review of a biorepository's quality management plan, certain procedures and select quality and process statistics. The program is designed to ensure the highest standard of patient care.

About the College of American Pathologists

As the leading organization with more than 18,000 board-certified pathologists, 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. The CAP's Laboratory Improvement Programs, initiated 65 years ago, currently have customers in more than

100 countries, accrediting 7, 700 laboratories and providing proficiency testing to 20,000 laboratories worldwide.  Find  more information about the CAP at cap.org.  Follow CAP on Twitter: @pathologists.