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Transmission Electron Microscopy Accreditation


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In 2023, the Electron Microscopy Laboratory at Children’s Hospital Colorado was granted transmission electron microscopy (TEM) accreditation, elevating its status as one of only two sites in the U.S. accredited to perform ultrastructural studies in diagnosing primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD). The TEM accreditation comes from the PCD Foundation, a patient-focused organization dedicated to providing resources for people diagnosed with PCD, a rare and debilitating lung disease.   

“We’re honored to receive this accreditation, as it is a testament to the expertise our lab has developed,” says Eric Wartchow, PhD, Electron Microscopy Laboratory Director. "With it, we will be able to provide reliable diagnostic service to an even greater number centers and patients.”