Updated May 28, 2013
CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program meets the needs of a variety of laboratory
settings from complex university medical centers to physician office laboratories.
The program also covers a complete array of disciplines and testing procedures.
Because of its comprehensive nature, CAP accreditation can help achieve
a consistently high level of service throughout an institution or healthcare
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
has granted the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program deeming authority.
It is also recognized by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare
Organizations (JCAHO), and can be used to meet many state certification
requirements. The CAP also provides laboratory accreditation to forensic
urine drug testing and reproductive laboratories, co-sponsored with the
American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
To apply for CAP accreditation, down load, complete, and submit the
CAP Application Request Form
to the address listed on the bottom of the form. A non-refundable application fee is required to initiate the accreditation process.
If applying for multiple accreditation programs, CLIA numbers, satellites, clinics, or special-functions laboratories, please submit a separate Application Request Form for each program being accredited.