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What is Lab Advantage?

labadvantage patientslide smLab Advantage is a collaborative effort of three nationally known programs in the areas of accreditation, education and proficiency testing. The goal of the Lab Advantage program is to help labs of any size receive critical services in an efficient, value-added program that is customized to fit their organization’s specific needs. 

While combining the strengths of three nationally known health care organizations, Lab Advantage provides a collaborative product that offers not only value and efficiency but also cost savings in key areas of lab services.  With a coordinated approach to accreditation, proficiency testing, and education, Lab Advantage helps labs coordinate their needs into one cost-saving solution, with one single contact.

The key components – combined services to better serve you and your patients

  • Accreditation from the gold standard…The Joint Commission provides an accreditation process focused on tracing a patient’s path through a health care facility, including the laboratory.  It accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations.  www.jointcommission.org
     
  • Innovation Solutions…the American Proficiency Institute (API) component to Lab Advantage offers services that help more than 18,000 labs manage their proficiency testing.  API offers more than 200 proficiency testing options with more than 350 analytes, which are suitable for hospitals, clinics, point of care testing sites and physician offices.  www.api-pt.com
     
  • Education and Advocacy…The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) provides education, certification, and advocacy on behalf of patients, pathologists, and laboratory professionals.  As a non-profit medical specialty society representing more than 100,000 members, ASCP provides education including online CE, live events and conferences, teleconferences and webcasts covering a wide range of clinical and anatomic pathology areas.  www.ascp.org

What Does Lab Advantage Offer?

Competitive pricing – along with the benefit of one-stop shopping for your lab services, Lab Advantage customers receive a 5% discount on accreditation fees and 10% discount on educational programs.

Centralized purchasing and ordering – Customers can order what best suits the configuration of their particular laboratory setting, all at one time and on one website.


Organizations that belong to the Lab Advantage program are able to integrate online API proficiency testing that meets Joint Commission requirements and participate in ASCP technological and scientific educational programs.  The result is a cost-effective program that brings the benefits of all three health organizations to you in a single process.

By providing this opportunity, we strive to enhance the value of accreditation and related services, and not only reduce costs, but also improve service, and offer new and exciting educational opportunities.

How do you learn more about Lab Advantage?

Call (800) 333-0958 extension 3013 or email us at info@labadvantage.org.