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Forensic Drug Testing Accreditation Program

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. 

Program Benefits

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

Program Details

Eligibility Requirements 

  • 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 
  • 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. 

Accreditation cycle for CAP laboratories

Find a CAP-Accredited Laboratory 

Use our database to search our forensic drug testing accreditation programs.

Options to Start Accreditation

If you are ready to apply, submit our accreditation program request form to initiate the accreditation process.

If you need more information about cost and next steps to become CAP accredited, submit a fee estimate form and we will contact you.

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