CAP inspection

CAP inspection

A term for the formalised inspection of a clinical laboratory by the accreditation arm of the College of American Pathologists. During a CAP inspection, various aspects of the laboratory’s operations and management are evaluated, including procedure manuals, completeness of records, types and methods of quality control and factors that indicate that the lab is meeting high-quality standards.
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An upcoming 2019 CAP inspection has everyone pulling together to ensure compliance and seek out issues needing resolution.
Its current applications include 360 A crown or cap inspection, bottle sorting, body and neck label inspection, date code inspection and fill level inspection.
Luckily, through structured meetings and project management, we were well prepared before the CAP inspection.
The certification, received following CAP inspection at Genetworx's clinical lab in Glen Allen, Virginia, is granted to facilities that exceed inspection qualifications.
"Next week is our CAP inspection. One of their new checklist questions is documentation of document management processes," she explains.
One example is the Cap Inspection System from Enercon.
You've made a few changes, inactivated and added some rules, edited your value lists and now your CAP inspection is coming up.
A recent web article discussing updates to CAP inspection requirements identified that, "analyte-specific reagent requirements were removed from several discipline-specific checklists ...
CAP inspection teams use the checklists as a guide to assess the laboratory's overall management and operation.
According to CAP's website, "the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has granted the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program deeming authority, which allows CAP inspection in lieu of a CMS inspection.
When preparing for an inspection (such as a CAP inspection), it is important to keep abreast of the most common deficiencies found in laboratories as well as upcoming topics that are "hot" for a closer scrutiny during the inspectors' visit.