The MDH Laboratory, staffed by pathologists, medical technologists, nuclear technicians, histologists, phlebotomists, medical laboratory technicians, and receptionists, is accredited by the Commission of Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). 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. This stringent inspection program is designed to specifically ensure the highest standard of care for the laboratory’s patients. The MDH Laboratory is one of more than 6,000 CAP-accredited laboratories nationwide.