Sparrow Carson Laboratory receives national recognition

Sparrow Carson Hospital Laboratory receives national recognition

Published: June 9, 2021

CARSON CITY, MI – The Sparrow Carson Hospital Laboratory has received an important national recognition from the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), denoting the excellence of the hospital’s lab services.

Sparrow Carson Hospital Laboratory is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide. “The Laboratory team at Sparrow Carson is dedicated to quality and efficiency. We ensure that testing is completed per protocol and timely so our medical staff can provide high quality healthcare to patients,” said Lori Grant, Sparrow Carson Director of Ancillary Services.

The federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, as being equal-to or more-stringent than the government’s own inspection program.

During the CAP accreditation process, designated to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management.

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Sparrow Carson Hospital is a subsidiary of Sparrow Health System. As Mid-Michigan’s premier health care organization, Sparrow includes hospitals in Lansing, Carson City, Charlotte, Ionia, and St. Johns, as well as Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group, the Michigan Athletic Club, and AL!VE. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan Medicine through the Sparrow Children’s Center and with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and patient experience. For more information, visit