College of American Pathologists Accreditation

 We take great pride in our accomplishment of being the sole laboratory in Iraq to receive accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) on 14/2/2013. This accreditation serves as a testament to our unwavering dedication to delivering diagnostic services of the utmost quality to our patients.

College of American Pathologists Accreditation 

At our medical center, we are deeply committed to delivering diagnostic services of the highest quality. As a result of our dedication, we achieved a significant milestone by becoming the first and only laboratory in Iraq to receive accreditation from the prestigious College of American Pathologists (CAP) on 14/2/2013. This accreditation has positioned us as the sole internationally recognized medical center in Iraq, granting us the privilege of participating in external quality control programs. Consequently, the results issued by our center are not only highly accurate but also globally recognized, ensuring the utmost reliability for our patients.

What is CAP accreditation?  

CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, an internationally recognized initiative, actively contributes to enhancing patient care by promoting excellence in laboratory services. This program is dedicated to advancing the quality of pathology and laboratory services through the facilitation of medical education and standardization efforts. By upholding the rigorous standards set by the program, laboratories have the unique opportunity to positively influence patient safety and care. Furthermore, achieving CAP accreditation signifies a laboratory's unwavering commitment to upholding the highest levels of excellence in their practices, earning them prestigious recognition in the field.

How is CAP accreditation awarded?

he process of awarding CAP accreditation involves implementing a rigorous set of accreditation standards, which are then translated into comprehensive checklists of regulatory requirements. These checklists serve as the benchmark for quality practice standards that laboratories must adhere to, ensuring they meet or surpass the established criteria. During the inspection process, dedicated inspection teams utilize these checklists to assess the laboratory's overall management and operations.

Upon successful completion of the inspection process, laboratories that meet the stringent requirements are granted CAP accreditation. This achievement allows them to join a distinguished community of over 7,000 laboratories worldwide that have demonstrated the highest standards of excellence. CAP accreditation is awarded for a two-year period, serving as recognition of the laboratory's unwavering commitment to maintaining exceptional practices.

To ensure continuous adherence to the accreditation standards, laboratories undergo a comprehensive inspection process every two years. If all the requirements are met during this inspection, the laboratory is reaccredited, reaffirming their dedication to upholding the highest levels of quality and excellence in their operations.

How does CAP impact patient care?

At MDC, we uphold the value of conducting comprehensive evaluations for all patient results. We understand the significance of consistent accuracy in test results, regardless of the laboratory where they are generated. Our achievement of CAP accreditation signifies our commitment to maintaining the highest standards in service delivery.

As a CAP-accredited medical center, we have access to CAP's extensive resources and checklists. These checklists are designed to support various types of laboratories and enable them to maintain a consistently high level of service throughout their organization. We continuously update our practices and technologies in alignment with the latest advancements in good laboratory practice.

By adhering to CAP's checklists, we ensure quality assurance and strive to provide consistently accurate test results. This commitment to excellence is a cornerstone of our approach, ensuring that our patients receive the highest level of accuracy and reliability in their diagnostic reports. 

Ensuring Test Accuracy: CAP Proficiency Testing Program

The CAP Proficiency Testing Program stands as the largest global laboratory peer comparison initiative, specifically designed to facilitate regular evaluation of laboratory management and personnel quality. Under this program, CAP distributes unknown specimens to individual laboratories for testing. Participating laboratories analyze these specimens and provide their results to CAP for evaluation. In return, each laboratory receives a performance report along with a summary of results from all participating laboratories.

Maintaining the highest levels of efficiency and accuracy is essential for accredited laboratories. If the results of an accredited laboratory fall below the predetermined threshold for efficiency or accuracy, the laboratory must thoroughly evaluate its tests to uphold its CAP accreditation. Through the CAP Proficiency Testing Program, laboratories can consistently monitor and improve their testing processes to ensure accurate and reliable results, thereby maintaining their accreditation status.

Globally Recognized Excellence:

With over 83% of major teaching and large community hospitals and medical laboratories choosing CAP as their accrediting agency, achieving CAP accreditation holds tremendous significance. CAP accreditation signifies the attainment of the industry's highest standards, instilling confidence and trust within the global medical community. Laboratories that earn this distinction establish themselves as leaders firmly dedicated to delivering quality patient care.

Being recognized as a top performer by CAP is a testament to a laboratory's unwavering commitment to excellence. It sets them apart as a reliable provider of accurate results for both patients and healthcare providers. By attaining CAP accreditation, laboratories gain international recognition and solidify their position as trusted leaders in the field, ensuring their ability to provide exceptional healthcare services. 

Our Awards, Certificates, and Publications

International Accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP): We have earned the prestigious accreditation from CAP, showcasing our commitment to delivering high-quality laboratory services and upholding international standards.

Appreciation Letter from IRSRA: We received an acknowledgment from the IRSRA (Institution for Radiological & Safety Research in Iraq) for our exceptional contributions and dedication to radiological safety.

Project: MDC's X-ray has the highest quality: Our X-ray project has been recognized for its outstanding quality, ensuring accurate and reliable diagnostic imaging for our patients.

International Award in the Healthcare Sphere 'Prime Quality Standard': We have been honored with an international award that recognizes our excellence in healthcare services, highlighting our adherence to the highest quality standards.

Medya Diagnostic Center: As a renowned diagnostic center, we have gained recognition for our exceptional services and contributions to the medical field.

Internationally-Recognized Medical Facility - a First for Kurdistan: Our medical facility has made history as the first internationally-recognized medical center in Kurdistan, signifying our commitment to providing world-class healthcare services to the region.

Leading Oncologist from India Visiting Erbil for 3 Days: We are delighted to host a prominent oncologist from India, demonstrating our dedication to bringing top-notch expertise and medical advancements to our patients and the community.

These accolades, certificates, and publications serve as a testament to our continuous efforts to excel in the healthcare industry and provide exceptional care to our patients. 


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