The American College of Physicians’ Medical Laboratory Evaluation (MLE) program recently gained approval to offer certain analytes for use with the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Laboratory Accreditation Program (LAP). 

The CAP accreditation program is an internationally-recognized program that uses more rigorous standards than regulatory compliance to help labs achieve the highest standard of excellence.  In order to qualify for accreditation, labs must perform proficiency testing on required analytes.
“MLE is very proud to have had our program reviewed by CAP and to have almost 100 of our offered analytes accepted by their LAP program,” said MLE Director Connie Laubenthal.  “Using the LAP, or similar program, ensures your lab has a good quality assurance program.  Similarly, MLE has always had the highest of standards in providing quality materials to our participants and we pride ourselves on our standard of excellence in processing and analyzing the data received from our participant laboratories.”
MLE’s mission is to administer a service-oriented proficiency testing program that provides technical and educational tools necessary to assess, monitor, and improve the quality of laboratory testing.   After 37 years, MLE’s goals remain to provide courteous and flexible customer service, to educate through the dissemination of technical information, and to promote compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements.
For a catalog or more information on MLE’s proficiency testing program, continuing education or other products and services, please contact MLE at 1-800-338-2746, option 5; or by e-mail at [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]> ; or visit MLE’s comprehensive Web site at
ACP’s Medical Laboratory Evaluation (MLE) proficiency testing began in 1973 as the Proficiency Evaluation Program (PEP), a collaborative effort between the American Society of Internal Medicine (ASIM) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Initially a program for physician office laboratories, MLE now also serves hospitals and health care systems worldwide. The American College of Physicians works to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.

Source: ACP Medical Laboratory