has achieved accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the
Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) for its commitment to
providing a high level of patient care and quality testing for
diagnosing vascular diseases.
Early detection of life-threatening vascular disease, such as
cardiovascular disease and stroke, is possible through the use of
noninvasive testing techniques. MUSC is one of a select number of
vascular laboratories in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to
meet the ICAVL standards for noninvasive testing.
During the accreditation process, every aspect of the laboratory’s
daily operations and its impact on the quality of health care provided
to patients is assessed and reviewed. While completing the application,
labs are required to identify and correct potential problems, revise
protocols and validate quality assurance programs.
Participation in the accreditation process demonstrates the
laboratory’s attention to patient care and quality testing. ICAVL
accreditation is valid for a period of three years.
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