ACM Medical Laboratory Receives Top Accreditation Renewal from College of American Pathologists

Celebrating 24 Years of Continuing CAP Accreditation

Rochester, NY, June 1, 2015 – ACM Medical Laboratory, an affiliate of Rochester Regional Health System and a recognized leader in both medical diagnostic and global clinical trial testing services, has renewed its College of American Pathologists (CAP) accreditation based on the results of a recent onsite inspection.

Inspectors sponsored by the College of American Pathology conducted the biennial assessment of ACM U.S. laboratory and pathology operations and once again, found no deficiencies at the company’s laboratory facilities in Rochester, New York. Inspection processes consists of examining quality control procedures and lab records including staff qualifications, equipment, health and safety along with the overall management of the facility. This rigorous process is designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients of central labs worldwide, and is considered equal to or more stringent than the U.S. federal government’s own inspection program.

“The inspectors were highly complimentary of the facility, staff, the policies and procedures and the extensive quality systems throughout our operations,” said Angela Panzarella, President of ACM. “CAP accreditation is considered to be the gold standard for clinical laboratory quality, and we are very proud that once again, our operations have achieved accreditation without a single deficiency.” 

About CAP, College of American Pathologists
The College of American Pathologists is a medical society serving more than 17,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board certified pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College is an advocate for high-quality and cost-effective medical care. For more information on CAP, visit http://www.cap.org/.

About ACM Medical Laboratory 
ACM Medical Laboratory, Inc., an affiliate of Rochester Regional Health System, is a full-service clinical and pathology laboratory providing high-quality diagnostic testing services for physicians, hospitals, employers, other health care providers and the patients they serve. The organization has 40 years of experience conducting laboratory testing and operates in more than 60 countries around the globe. Its full-time staff of laboratory experts performs more than 15 million tests each year, featuring more than 1,700 individual tests spanning all medical disciplines including pathology, microbiology, molecular diagnostics, toxicology, and more. For more information about ACM, visit www.acmlab.com.
About Rochester Regional Health
Rochester Regional Health is an integrated health services organization serving the people of Western New York, the Finger Lakes and beyond. The system includes 150 locations: five hospitals; more than 100 primary and specialty practices, rehabilitation centers and ambulatory campuses; innovative senior services, facilities and independent housing; a wide range of behavioral health services; and ACM Medical Laboratory, a global leader in patient and clinical trials. Rochester Regional Health, the region’s second-largest employer, was named one of “America’s Best Employers” by Forbes in 2015. Learn more at rochesterregionalhealth.org.


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