The LEAP Testing Service (LTS) of the Guthrie Foundation, directed by David Kostyal, Ph.D., has been reaccredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) to the ISO.IEC 17025:2005 standard. The accreditation is good for two years. This marks the 10th consecutive year of accreditation for the LTS. Certification signifies that the laboratory meets both the technical competence requirements and management system requirements necessary for it to consistently deliver technically valid test results.
Pat Royal, A2LA auditor, noted that this standard is one of the most rigorous certifications to obtain and that everyone at the LTS should take pride in this achievement. "Certification assures our customers that they will receive the highest level of service along with technical competence. To maintain accreditation for ten consecutive years is the result of a lot of hard work, team work and dedication of the LTS staff," said Dr. Kostyal. "Everyone at the LTS worked hard to realize this goal and I would like to thank Kelly Horton, Tom Shay and Cathy Lanning for all their efforts. Achieving this certification for this long is indicative of the high quality and competent staff of not only the LTS but throughout the Guthrie Healthcare System."
The LTS was also audited in November by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) as part of their Third Party Testing Providers Program. No deficiencies were cited and LTS remains one of UL's Testing Providers.