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.

Dulles, VA (July 30, 2018) – The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to StoneSprings Hospital Center based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of CAP’s Accreditation Programs. With this accreditation, StoneSprings Hospital Center joins an elite group of more than 8,000 globally recognized facilities that operate at the highest level of quality laboratory standards.

“We are extremely proud to receive CAP accreditation,” said Dr. Adria Hartman, Laboratory Medical Director at StoneSprings Hospital Center." This achievement is an important recognition of our laboratory and reaffirms our commitment to providing the highest quality laboratory services and reliable testing results to our patients.”

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.

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 for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management.