Designed for the unique needs of forensic drug testing laboratories and intended for laboratories that perform screening and confirmatory testing on urine, oral fluid, hair, and whole blood by non-waived methods.
Forensic Drug Testing Accreditation will give you and your staff confidence in the accuracy of your results:
- Sample integrity and security through robust chain of custody
- Annual validation of all methods
- Tighter controls on test systems
- Secondary review of all confirmatory test results
- Recognized experts in the field available to clarify compliance and recommend best practices
- On-site inspections occur every two years using CAP Accreditation Checklists to assess compliance with program requirements.
- Participating laboratories can access the checklists through e-LAB Solutions Suite and non-accredited laboratories may purchase the checklist.
- Peer-based inspection model uses teams of practicing professionals qualified through a CAP inspector training program.
- Intended for laboratories that perform screening and confirmatory testing on urine, oral fluid, hair, and whole blood by non-waived 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 non-waived methods
- Confirmation testing must be performed by a CAP Forensic Drug Testing accredited or Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) certified laboratory.
- For international laboratories seeking CAP accreditation, enrollment is required for a minimum of six months in our EQA/PT prior to requesting an accreditation application.
The Accreditation Cycle
The graphic below captures the accreditation and inspection cycle for CAP-accredited forensic laboratories. Inspections for the Forensic Drug Testing Accreditation program are announced.
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