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College of American Pathologists

325 Waukegan Rd
Northfield, IL 60093-2750

Phone: (847) 832-7000  
Toll Free: (800) 323-4040
Website: www.cap.org


The College of American Pathologists is the global leader in laboratory improvement programs, including accreditation, proficiency testing (PT)/external quality assurance (EQA), and continuing education programs, all of which provide laboratories with a comprehensive view of their quality process with insight, knowledge, and peer-based educational coaching. Supported by the scientific expertise and commitment of the world’s largest board-certified pathologist organization, the CAP partnership fosters collaboration and builds confidence that CAP-accredited laboratories deliver the most reliable test results to ensure accurate patient diagnoses. The CAP’s laboratory quality solutions, initiated more than 65 years ago, currently have customers in more than 100 countries, accrediting more than 8,000 laboratories and providing proficiency testing to more than 22,700 laboratories worldwide. The CAP's more than 700 PT/EQA programs provide the greatest range of assessment options from routine testing to testing using the most complex, cutting-edge emerging technologies.