The Leading Fertility Center Achieves “Gold Standard” for IVF Laboratories
FRISCO, TEXAS (PRWEB) OCTOBER 30, 2019
The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Fertility Specialists of Texas (FST) based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.
The IVF lab’s scientific director, Carlos Guerrero, Ph.D., HCLD, ELD, CC was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. FST is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
“CAP accreditation is the gold standard for IVF laboratories and reflects the most stringent regulatory standards,” said Dr. Guerrero.
FST’s medical director and founding partner Jerald S. Goldstein, M.D., upon learning of the laboratory’s accreditation, said, “Thanks to the expertise and professionalism of our lab and medical staff we can provide a high level of patient care that translates into exceptional IVF pregnancy rates.”
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.
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.
“CAP accreditation is the gold standard for IVF laboratories and reflects the most stringent regulatory standards.” – FST Scientific Director Carlos Guerrero, Ph.D., HCLD, ELD, CC