Tissue Procurement and Processing Facility
Mission and Goals:
The mission of the Tissue Procurement and Processing Facility is to facilitate cancer and biomedical research by ensuring that the highest quality tissue samples are obtained to answer research questions while securing clinically diagnostic tissue and surgical margins.
The mission of the Tissue Procurement and Processing Facility (TPPF) is achieved by:
- Conferring with research teams about procurement and stabilization of tissue samples for their research.
- A pathologist or pathologists' assistant is available to assist the research team with the procurement and stabilization of research tissue and to retain tissue for clinical anatomic pathology diagnosis.
- Employing standard operating procedures in accordance with industry best practices.
- Investigating and implementing best-practice solutions for tissue stabilization, storage, and tracking.
Accreditation and Certification
The Laboratory of Pathology's clinical sections are accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). LP is certified pursuant to the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and adheres to any federal, state or local laws that have jurisdiction on LP’s functions. LP adheres to statutes that govern the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health, and the Clinical Center. Documentation is available to anyone who requests the information.