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Tag Archives: CAP programs/products/services (see also Q-Probes and Proficiency testing) —

Smart test ordering—new program provides the tools

February 2018—A new CAP program with a novel approach makes it easier to take on an old problem: misapplied laboratory tests. The CAP Test Ordering Program, available now and complimentary to all members, is different from other laboratory test utilization initiatives, says Richard W. Brown, MD, medical director for system laboratory services at Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston.

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3 new NGS Surveys on CAP 2016 PT launchpad

November 2015—More than two years ago, when the CAP decided to move forward with proficiency testing for next-generation sequencing, the decision point was modest. “We estimated that about 35 labs would subscribe, based on survey information, and that was sufficient for us to move forward,” says Karl V. Voelkerding, MD, chair of the CAP Next-Generation Sequencing project team.

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What’s new in next-gen sequencing checklist requirements

August 2015—The first CAP accreditation checklist requirements specific to next-generation sequencing were published only three years ago. “In 2012, those 18 accreditation requirements were basically all new language that the College’s Next-Generation Sequencing Project Team developed and submitted for review,” says project team chair Karl Voelkerding, MD, of the University of Utah Department of Pathology and ARUP Laboratories.

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Evidence drives guideline on reducing interpretive error

July 2015—Secondary review of surgical pathology cases is a common, if not universal, practice in U.S. anatomic pathology departments. The evidence has shown that case reviews detect errors. But until now, one important thing has been missing: consensus on the actual standard of practice for such reviews. Anatomic pathology departments have lacked evidence-based guidelines on how and when to conduct reviews.

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