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27 SOMDG receive pathology accreditation


USAF photo: Senior Airman Erik Cardenas Senior Airman Benjamin Satterwhite, 27th Special Operations Medical Support Squadron, peers through a microscope, looking for white blood cells that identify disease-fighting cells at the medical clinic at Cannon Air Force Base on Feb. 23. The 27th Special Operations Medical Group received recent accreditation from the College of American Pathologists following an onsite inspection.

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27th Special Operations Medical Group MDSS/SGAL Laboratory Services has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists, based on the results of a recent onsite inspection.

During the accreditation process, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. Inspectors also examine staff qualifications, the laboratory’s equipment, facilities, safety program and record, as well as the overall management.

The CAP is the world’s largest association of pathologists that began in the early 1960s and is recognized by the federal government as being equal to or more stringent than the government’s own inspection program.


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