2022 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Laboratory and Point-of-Care Testing (CAMLAB PDF Manual)

SKU# EBCLSM22
ISBN# 9781635852462

Best-selling lab manual with everything your organization needs for continuous compliance—now available as a PDF! The PDF option—available as a single-user or site license—puts the content of the manual a simple search away!


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Released Date: November 9, 2021. PDF book. 785 pages.
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Our best-selling laboratory manual is now available as a PDF! The CAMLAB PDF manual provides you with direct digital access to the elements of performance for laboratory standards, National Patient Safety Goals®, and Accreditation Participation Requirements (APRs) effective January 1, 2022. All the information you need is here, in one easy-to-use, authoritative, and accessible PDF. The PDF format allows you to easily jump to the key words or standards you need to reference.

Please note:This PDF manual is a digital version of the hard-copy 2022 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Laboratory and Point-of-Care Testing with standards effective January 1, 2022. It will not be updated with standards effective July 1, 2022.

Understanding Which Standards Apply. The Joint Commission surveys many types of organizations under the laboratory standards, including hospital laboratories, reference and stand-alone laboratories, point-of-care testing sites, in vitro fertilization (IVF) laboratories, physician office laboratories, ambulatory care laboratories, anatomic pathology laboratories, and other laboratory organizations. Eligibility requirements will differ based on the laboratory specialties provided and survey option you select; more information is available on the Joint Commission’s website

Standards for all these laboratory specialties appear in the 2022 CAMLAB. The goal of this manual’s “Standards Applicability Grid” chapter is to help each organization determine which specific standards and EPs in the manual apply to its service(s). These applicability grids allow you to quickly identify the laboratory specialties, as you identified them in your E-App, and find related standards that apply to your organization. In contrast, the E-dition® on an accredited organization’s Joint Commission Connect® extranet site provides a customized manual based on the laboratory specialties checked on your E-App. (That is, the E-dition® only displays an organization-specific compliment of standards and EPs).

Key Topics:

  • Standards requirements including the standards, National Patient Safety Goals®, and Accreditation Participation Requirements effective January 1, 2022
  • Accreditation process information about Joint Commission policies and procedures and practical survey preparation information on the Early Survey Policy, documentation requirements, standards applicability, and more

Key Features:

  • Icons to help navigate documentation requirements as well as risk areas 
  • "What's New" summary of changes
  • PDF format—printable, downloadable, and accessible

Standards: All laboratory standards 

Setting: Organizations accredited under the Laboratory Accreditation Program, including 

  • Laboratories in hospitals, clinics, nursing care facilities, home care organizations, behavioral health care organizations, ambulatory sites and physician offices
  • Reference laboratories
  • Freestanding laboratories, such as assisted reproductive technology laboratories
  • Blood transfusion and donor center laboratories
  • Public health laboratories, including Indian Health Service laboratories
  • Laboratories in federal health care facilities, such as the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Point-of-care test sites in patient care areas, which may include blood gas laboratories providing services to patients in emergency rooms, surgical suites, and cardiac catheterization laboratories

Key Audience: Staff responsible for accreditation, compliance, patient safety,

For the most up-to-date standards throughout 2022, access your E-dition® on your Joint Commission Connect® extranet site or consider purchasing the E-dition® Laboratory version. 

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