How to Apply

Current Eligibilty Requirements

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At this time, the following eligibility requirements must be met in order to apply for the Leading Laboratories designation.

Accredited by the Joint Commission under the domestic laboratory program

Hospital-based laboratories

Organization in good standing

Any organization receiving “Preliminary denial of accreditation” or “Denial of accreditation” decisions is ineligible to apply.

Application Process

The Leading Laboratories designation application is composed of two cycles: Attestation and Application Submission.

Eligible organizations submit their attestation form from the Leading Laboratories website. The expected review time is two business days.

After being deemed eligible to proceed, the organization submits the application fee and receives the Leading Laboratories Designation material access - component statements, outcomes, indicators, metrics, and evidence.

The organization has six months upon opening the application to submit evidence of material - component statements, outcomes, indicators, metrics, and evidence for review.

The Leading Laboratories team reviews all application components, a process that is completed in less than sixty days.

The applicant is notified of a determination. In the event of a denial, the Leading Laboratories team will provide additional details explaining the denial and recommended focus areas for improvement.

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