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PathNet Esoteric Laboratory Institute Main Laboratory Receives Accreditation From College of American Pathologists
Date:8/12/2008

VAN NUYS, Calif., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PathNet Esoteric Laboratory Institute Main Laboratory, Van Nuys, California, has been awarded an accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent on-site inspection.

PathNet's Laboratory Director, Juan Felix, MD, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the "excellence of the services being provided." PathNet Esoteric Lab Institute Main Laboratory is one of the more then 6,000 CAP accredited laboratories nationwide.

The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, is recognized by the federal government as being equal to or more stringent than the government's own inspection program. PathNet has been a CAP Accredited Laboratory for over 10 years.

During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors examine the laboratory's records and quality control of procedures for the proceeding two years. CAP inspectors also examine the entire staff's qualifications, the laboratory equipment, facilities, safety program and record, as well as the overall management of the laboratory. This stringent inspection program is designed to specifically ensure the highest standard of care for the laboratory's patients.

The College of American Pathologists is a medical society serving nearly 16,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world's largest association composed exclusively of pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The CAP is an advocate for high-quality and cost-effective medical care.

ABOUT PATHNET

Since 1996, PathNet Esoteric Laboratory Institute (PathNet) has been one of the countries oldest and most trusted niche women's health quality laboratories whose focus is on women's health disease including a concentration of testing in prenatal testing, cancer prevention, detection and treatment options, sexually transmitted diseases, molecular diagnostics and autoimmune disease detection. PathNet has its main location in California and a second CAP accredited facility in Texas. The recent CAP accreditation for the PathNet Esoteric Lab Institute main location includes PathNet's focus on molecular pathology and gynecologic diagnostics. PathNet has been accredited by CAP in anatomic pathology processing, bacteriology, chemistry, coagulation, cytology processing and screening, Director/Organizational assessment, gynecologic cytopathology, hematology, immunology, laboratory general, molecular microbiology, molecular pathology, non-gynecologic cytopathology, special chemistry, surgical pathology, toxicology and urinalysis.

The CAP laboratory accreditation program has PathNet Lab Institute listed for subspecialty information in the niche areas of: ABO Group/Rh Type, Antibody Detection (non-transfusion), Bacteriology, Cytology, Endocrinology, General Immunology, Hematology, Histopathology, Parasitology, Routine Chemistry, Syphilis Serology, Toxicology, Urinalysis and Virology.

Mr. Alan Kaye, CEO and President of PathNet Esoteric Laboratory Institute (PathNet) states; "It is the hard work of the excellent PathNet staff that allows our customers to receive exceptional lab information needed to give their patients superior care." He went on to state; "Day after day, week after week, month after month, PathNet's focus is on providing high quality personal service with reproducible results our customers have come to count on. Our CAP accreditation for over 10 consecutive years is one indication of our focus on quality care."

PathNet Contact:

Alan Kaye, President//CEO

818-780-6300

akaye@pathnetlab.com


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