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Why The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission has been evaluating and accrediting laboratory services since 1979 and freestanding laboratories since 1995. Learn how The Joint Commission can help your laboratory achieve or exceed your organization’s quality and business goals.


Thinking about applying for Joint Commission laboratory accreditation? We’re here to help.   


Find answers to the most common questions about laboratory services accreditation here.


If your organization is considering accreditation, you probably have questions about pricing. Find answers to pricing questions here.

Our Standards

Curious to see how your organization measures up to Joint Commission laboratory performance standards? Request a trial version of the Joint Commission’s laboratory standards.

Accreditation Options

The Joint Commission offers several accreditation and certification programs. Whether you’re seeking accreditation across multiple disciplines or require special certification to meet CMS or state mandates, you’ll find options that meet your organization’s needs.

Apply for Accreditation

The Joint Commission has been driving health care quality improvements since 1951 — and the results speak for themselves. The nearly 21,000 health care organizations that have earned Joint Commission accreditation or certification are associated with higher quality care and patient outcomes.