The College of American Pathologists released its inspection report on the laboratory at 216-bed Maryland General Hospital, Baltimore, after state Health Secretary Nelson Sabatini threatened to take over inspections of medical laboratories in the state. The hospital has acknowledged sending out hundreds of possibly incorrect test results for HIV and hepatitis C over a 14-month period and has been cited for lack of quality controls in its lab. The college initially refused Sabatini's request for the report, saying it didn't have a relationship with the state. The hospital received the highest possible rating, Accreditation with Distinction, based on the April 2003 inspection, the college said. A spokeswoman for the college said it sent the report to state health officials Monday. A spokesman for the state health agency said it received the report. -- by Tony Fong
Threat nets Md. inspection report on troubled lab
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