Recognizing Excellence in the Laboratory

The Leading Laboratories designation recognizes laboratories that demonstrate an exemplary focus on impacting quality patient outcomes. Through this focus, they in turn increase the visibility and prominence of the medical laboratory team among clinical colleagues, hospital leadership, and patients.

The Leading Laboratories designation supports a positive, patient-centric mission, increasing visibility to the vital role laboratories play in a patient’s healthcare journey.

The gold standard for laboratory excellence

Developed in collaboration between ASCP and the Joint Commission, this designation provides:

Public recognition of a laboratory’s meaningful achievements in improving patient outcomes

Evidence of a laboratory’s commitment to the necessary ongoing professional development of its team

Proof of laboratory leadership’s commitment to their team and to patients

How do we achieve the Leading Laboratories designation?

Eligibility Requirements

The Leading Laboratories designation is currently available for hospital-based laboratories accredited by The Joint Commission. View more detailed current eligibility requirements here.

Eligibility Requirements
Application Process

The application process involves an online attestation and application submission process. Learn more about the process here, or submit the form below to speak directly with one of our team members.

Application Process

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