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February 28, 2017
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AKUH gets CAP certification in Pakistan

AKUH gets CAP certification in Pakistan

KARACHI: Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) has become the first health Institution in Pakistan to get the College of American Pathologists (CAP) certification.

This was announced by Hans Kedzierski the Chief Executive Officer of AKUH at addressing a press conference here.

He said that the clinical laboratory testing is an essential part of a quality healthcare service. “Since most of the decisions regarding a patient’s diagnosis and treatment are usually based on laboratory test results, for patients, this means timely and more accurate diagnosis.”

With 3,000 CAP requirements, accreditation is a rigorous process. A team of nine CAP inspectors – practicing professionals qualified through a CAP training programme – visited Pakistan last year to audit the laboratory’s quality records, staff qualifications, validation of tests, equipment, facilities, safety programmes and overall management, Kedzierski added.

The College of American Pathologists (CAP), is an internationally recognised standard for clinical laboratories in the world

Shagufta Hassan, Chief Operating Officer, Clinical Laboratories and Outreach Services said that CAP accreditation is an attestation that AKUH Clinical Laboratories has achieved the gold standard in laboratory medicine.

At a debriefing after the audit, CAP inspectors expressed how they were impressed with the standards already applied, which made their work much easier.

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