CAP, the College of American Pathologists, is a non-profit professional association that offers an international laboratory accreditation program. This program is not specific to cord blood laboratories. The CAP accreditation is designed for laboratories that perform testing on human specimens, and therefore can be reviewed under the field of pathology.
Those cord blood banks that perform their own testing in-house are eligible for CAP accreditation. It is a peer-based, voluntary, accreditation program that reviews laboratory procedures to ensure that they follow rigorous quality standards for specimen testing.
CAP-accredited laboratories can be found from this CAP search portal. The sub-categories within this accreditation are: Laboratory, Reproductive Laboratory, Biorepository, and Forensic Drug Testing. Accredited laboratories are inspected every two years.