Guthrie LEAP Testing Service Re-Accredited by A2LA

Sayre, PA – The LEAP Testing Service (LTS) of the Guthrie Foundation has received a full, two-year reaccredition by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) to the ISO.IEC 17025:2005 standard. The LTS received its first A2LA in 1999 and has maintained continuous accreditation since that time.

The LEAP Testing Service is an independent testing laboratory at the Donald Guthrie Foundation for Education and Research in Sayre, Pa. The service specializes in testing natural rubber latex products, such as gloves, for the assessment of latex protein levels.

Certification follows an on-site assessment and signifies that the laboratory meets both the technical competence requirements and management system requirements necessary for it to consistently deliver technically valid test results.

A2LA is a nonprofit, non-governmental, public service, membership society that offers programs for the accreditation of testing laboratories, calibration laboratories, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers, medical testing laboratories, reference material producers and product certification bodies.

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Guthrie Health is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 260 physicians and 130 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 23 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. Guthrie Health offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.