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Tissue Procurement Core receives accreditation

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The Washington University Tissue Procurement Core, which offers researchers a centralized laboratory to collect, store and use human biospecimens for translational cancer research, has received accreditation by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The recognition is based on a recent onsite inspection, designed to ensure the highest standards for laboratory operations.

“We work hand in hand with researchers and strive to provide them the very best resources and services available,” said facility director Mark Watson, MD, PhD. “That takes a lot of dedication and hard work, and we appreciate being recognized as among the nation’s best lab facilities.”

Watson also is an associate professor of pathology and immunology at the School of Medicine and a Siteman Cancer Center research member.

During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors examine the laboratory’s operations and quality control procedures and review laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, the safety program and record, and overall management.

The Tissue Procurement Core is in the BJC Institute of Health. Brian Goetz is lab manager.