The Cabell Huntington Hospital Laboratory Department has been awarded an accreditation by the College of American Pathologists. The group's Commission on Laboratory Accreditation recently conducted an on-site review and recognized Cabell Huntington Hospital for "excellence of the services being provided." Inspectors examined records and quality control procedures for the past two years. They also look at staff qualification, lab equipment, facilities, safety programs and records in addition to the overall management of the lab.
"This stringent inspection program is designed to specifically ensure the highest standard of care for the laboratory's patients," according to the College of American Pathologists.
Cabell Huntington Hospital's Laboratory Department is a round-the-clock operation that performs testing in the areas of hematology, chemistry, microbiology, cytology, histology and virology. The blood bank also provides routine blood banking and prenatal screening services.