Forensic Drug Testing Accreditation Program


A College of American Pathologists accreditation program designed for the unique needs of forensic drug testing laboratories.

Forensic laboratory accreditation cycle

Program Details

Eligibility Requirements

  • Intended for laboratories that perform confirmatory testing on urine, oral fluid, hair, and whole blood and urine screen-only testing by nonwaived methods.
  • This program is not intended for medical testing or Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments compliance.
  • The program also accepts laboratories that perform urine screen-only testing by nonwaived methods (confirmation testing must be performed by a CAP Forensic Drug Testing accredited or Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) certified laboratory).
  • Information specific to international laboratories interested in CAP Accreditation is available in the International Laboratories section.

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