Advanced Genomic Solutions (AGS) Limited’s genetic testing laboratory in Central, Hong Kong was awarded accreditation by The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP).
The CAP accreditation process is designed to ensure the highest global standard of care for all laboratory patients. CAP inspectors from the USA examined all the AGS laboratory’s records and quality control procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management.
AGS’ Medical Laboratory Director, Dr. Lai Chun Wan Jeffrey, PhD, MSc, NRCC, MB (ASCP)CM was advised of this national recognition last week and congratulated for ‘Best in Class’ services being provided by AGS. The AGS and the BGI laboratories are the only two facilities in Hong Kong to receive accreditation certificates fromboth CAP and CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, United States federal regulatory authority).
“The AGS Laboratory is striving to achieve excellency in providing quality genetic testing services to our clients. Our laboratory procedures and policies are in compliance with the highest international standards in the clinical laboratory service industry. We are deeply honored to receive the CAP accreditation,” said Dr. Lai.
The CLIA accreditation certificate will qualify AGS to partner with and process client samples from USAmedical institutes.