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About CPA Lab

Who We Are

CPA Lab is a division of Norton Healthcare. We are a local laboratory with a staff of more than 18 board-certified pathologists licensed to practice in Kentucky. CPA Lab has provided comprehensive anatomic and cytopathology services for health care providers throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana since 1972. In response to increased need for specialization, CPA Lab maintains a professional staff of one dermatopathologist, 10 cytopathologists and three hematologists. In addition, CPA Lab pathologists offer expertise in interpretation of gynecological, gastrointestinal and urological specimens. 
CPA Lab also provides clinical laboratory services. We are committed to quality, access, continuity and cost effectiveness of patient care. Our board-certified and registered clinical laboratory professionals provide the knowledge and expertise to assist clinicians in the management of patient care.



CPA Lab is licensed by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and is approved to bill both Medicare and Medicaid. CPA Lab participates in external proficiency testing programs and implements a strict in-house quality control and quality management program.

CLIA license #: 18D1066325
CAP license #: 7199204

Quality Control/Assurance

In order to provide the best test quality, every aspect of the production of a test result has been carefully studied. Each phase of CPA Lab’s quality assurance process has been developed with care and is continuously monitored, including test technology, specimen handling, courier service, accessioning functions, data processing and reporting. 

CPA Lab’s quality control protocol for Pap smears involves a 10 percent rescreen of all negative Pap smears, pathologist review of all non-genital specimens and correlation of surgical biopsies and Pap smears. In addition, CPA Lab subscribes to the CAP Quality Assurance Survey (QAS) and Current Education in Cytology Surveys.

All specimens are assigned a unique specimen identification number that is used in conjunction with the patient name, date of birth or Social Security number to ensure correct identification and billing. Previous patient history is consulted when applicable to correlate with current findings. CPA Lab maintains a state-of-the-art computer system that allows for generation of reports based on specific criteria such as diagnosis, patient age and clinician specialty. Statistical data is generated, reviewed and made available to government and third party insurers and used to compare CPA Lab with national and regional laboratories.



CPA Lab offers clients connectivity options including interfaces to electronic medical record systems (EMR) and a secure, web-based application for test ordering and reporting. Contact your CPA representative or the CPA Client Services department for information regarding connectivity solutions that meet your needs.

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