June 21, 2023 | The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to NexGen Biobanking, Norcross, GA, based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Biorepository Accreditation Program. Recognized for rigorous and robust standards, CAP accreditation elevates quality and mitigates risk, an important way that laboratories can contribute to improved patient outcomes.
The facility’s director, Katrina Johansson, MHA, MT (AAB), MLT (ASCP), was advised of this global recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. NexGen Biobanking is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
“We are proud to have been awarded this accreditation in our first year of operation,” said Ms. Johansson.
Managing partner, Andrew Pazahanick, upon learning of the laboratory’s accreditation, said: “Today, we are storing and managing over 3,500,000 cancer research specimens. NexGen is a customer-centric business, and the CAP accreditation validates the high quality and reliable services we provide.”
During the CAP accreditation process, designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients, 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.
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.
Contact: Katrina Johansson, Director of Operations