SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
January 9, 2013
(Date of earliest event reported)
LABORATORY CORPORATION OF
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
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On January 9, 2013, Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings (LabCorp®) (NYSE: LH) announced the recent accreditation of its Biorepository by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). CAP's inaugural accreditation program was developed to establish internationally-recognized best practices and quality standards for the collection, storage and future analysis of biospecimens.
The LabCorp Biorepository, located in Kannapolis, North Carolina adjacent to the North Carolina Research Campus, is a world-class biological specimen storage facility that LabCorp opened in 2009. Beyond simple storage capabilities, the biorepository offers well-annotated, consented specimens that are available for biomarker discovery efforts. Redundant back-up systems, state-of-the-art validated informatics and on-site nucleic acid extraction capabilities make LabCorp's Biorepository the facility of choice for pharmaceutical and academic research specimen storage.
The CAP Biorepository Accreditation Program is a three-year, peer-based accreditation program that was designed to strengthen the standard of patient care by ensuring the consistent, verifiable quality of biospecimens for clinical or research purposes. CAP accreditation requires passing a series of inspections that review procedures for patient consent and the collection of biospecimens, their processing and annotation, and their storage, transport and distribution.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
LABORATORY CORPORATION OF AMERICA HOLDINGS
January 9, 2013