SAN DIEGO – Jan. 23, 2018 – Millennium Health, LLC has been awarded accreditation in microbiology by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP Accreditation Program. This achievement demonstrates that the Company has attained the highest standard of excellence in laboratory practices and indicates the laboratory meets these high quality standards for the DxWound molecular microbiology test. DxWound is a product of CogenDx, the genetics brand of Millennium Health, LLC.
DxWound uses DNA-based technology to provide accurate, sensitive detection of an array of microbes, including aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, fungi, and antibiotic resistance genes.
“We’re extremely proud of the excellent quality of our clinical laboratory. This additional CAP accreditation indicates that our laboratory meets the highest standards in providing accurate and safe microbiology testing,” said Dr. Angela Huskey, senior vice president, chief clinical officer and head of quality systems, Millennium Health. “Our DxWound molecular microbiology test can help health care providers optimize medication therapy decisions for their patients when skin and soft tissue infections are suspected.”
The U.S. Government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program as being equal-to or more stringent than its own inspection program. During the CAP accreditation process inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and review its procedures, quality control measures and safety program. Inspectors also assess the qualifications of the laboratory’s staff and management, and inspect the laboratory’s equipment and facilities. In its recent CAP on-site inspection, Millennium Health’s laboratory received zero deficiencies and zero recommendations.
The accreditation adds to Millennium Health’s previous CAP accreditations for molecular pathology, chemistry and toxicology testing.
As the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide.
About Millennium Health
Millennium Health is transforming the way medications are prescribed by providing accurate, timely and actionable information that helps clinicians optimize treatment decisions for their patients. We offer a suite of services that includes Millennium PGTSM, Millennium UDTSM and Millennium OFTSM. Our genetics brand, CogenDx, offers DxWound and DxSurgical. Millennium Health’s comprehensive health solutions provide Personalized Medication Intelligence. More information can be found at www.millenniumhealth.com.
CogenDx, the genetics brand of Millennium Health, LLC, enables clinicians to personalize treatment decisions for patients using state-of-the-art molecular diagnostic technology. Our portfolio includes DxWound, a proprietary DNA-based tool that helps clinicians rapidly determine course of therapy for patients with suspected wound infections. We also offer DxSurgical, a genetic test that helps predict response to commonly prescribed medications and determine genetic risks underlying certain potential surgical complications. More information can be found at www.cogendx.com.