Certifications, Registrations, Accreditations and Licenses

Vitalant is a non-profit organization that includes three types of Clinical Laboratories in the Phoenix area: Immunohematology Reference Laboratory (IRL), HLA & Immunogenetics Laboratory (HLA) and Cellular Therapy Laboratory (CTL).

Other Vitalant IRL facilities are in Denver, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Sacramento, San Francisco and San Bernardino (through our affiliation with LifeStream).

The IRL is registered with the FDA, licensed under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) and, in California, and accredited by the AABB. The HLA laboratory is licensed under CLIA and accredited by the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI). The CTL laboratory is registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), accredited by FACT, and licensed with the State of California. Click on the links below to access and print the certificates as needed.

American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ABHI)
American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)

Our laboratories participate in College of American Pathologists (CAP) proficiency testing, among others.

Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT)

Corporate quality inspections by Vitalant are conducted for continuous quality improvement.

This internal audit ensures standards of accrediting agencies are upheld within policies and procedures.