October 1, 2010



COLUMBIA, Tenn. – The Maury Regional Laboratory recently received re-accreditation from the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), according to Laboratory Director Teresa Grimmett.

“The accreditations are made possible by our skilled and dedicated staff. It is their commitment to quality that enables the laboratory to achieve this high standard of excellence,” said Chuck Bramlett, Jr., M.D., laboratory medical director.

The CAP laboratory accreditation program is recognized by the federal government as being equal to or more stringent than the government’s own inspection program. During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine the entire staff’s qualifications, the laboratory’s equipment, facilities, safety program and record, as well as the overall management of the laboratory.

“After the stringent inspection, CAP found zero deficiencies with the Maury Regional Laboratory,” said Teresa Grimmett, laboratory director. “These outstanding marks represent that we provide the highest standard of care to our patients. Our dedicated laboratory staff and pathologists are to be congratulated.”

CAP is a medical society serving more than 17,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The AABB accreditation program contributes to the quality and safety of collecting, processing, testing, distributing and administering blood and cellular therapy products. The accreditation program assesses the quality and operational systems in place within a facility.