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Accreditation Organizations


All laboratories that apply for a Certificate of Accreditation must also apply with one of the CMS approved accreditation organizations.  Following is a list of the Accreditation Organizations along with their contact information:



8101 Glenbrook Road

Bethesda, Maryland 20814-2749 Government Relations

(301) 907-6977


American Osteopathic Association

142 East Ontario Street

Chicago, Illinois 60611

(312) 202-8070


American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics

15000 Commerce Parkway, Suite C

Mt. Laurel, New Jersey 08054

(856) 642-4415


College of American Pathologists

325 Waukegan Road

Northfield, Illinois 60093-2750




9881 Broken Land Parkway, Suite 200

Columbia, Maryland 21046-1195

(410) 381-6581


Joint Commission

One Renaissance Boulevard

Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181

(630) 792-5000


All laboratories applying for a Certificate of Accreditation must provide evidence of accreditation or evidence of application for accreditation with an accrediting organization within 11 months after receipt of the Certificate of Registration.