Genetic processes are not taken lightly in the healthcare industry. In fact, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have imposed a number of regulations for human sample research called the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). This program makes sure that quality standards are met during testing by requiring laboratories to meet the following conditions during their studies:
- Lab access is restricted to authorized personnel only
- CLIA technical processes are followed
- Data is protected on a secure on-site server
These regulations ensure that patient information is not only safe but also that the results are precise and accurate. With this strict, regular quality control, patients and physicians can have trust in their diagnoses and know that the laboratory in question is certified and the personnel meets CLIA standards.
Psomagen’s laboratory has been accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). In order to receive CAP accreditation, a laboratory must demonstrate that it operates with the highest standards of quality, accuracy and consistency.