Protocol for the Examination of Specimens from Patients with Tumors of the Brain/Spinal Cord (Cap Laboratory Improvement Programs) (Report)
The College of American Pathologists offers these protocols to assist pathologists in providing clinically useful and relevant information when reporting results of surgical specimen examinations. The College regards the reporting elements in the “Surgical Pathology Cancer Case Summary (Checklist)” portion of the protocols as essential elements of the pathology report. However, the manner in which these elements are reported is at the discretion of each specific pathologist, taking into account clinician preferences, institutional policies, and individual practice. For editorial comment, see p 906.