Unsatisfactory Reporting Rates: 2006 Practices of Participants in the College of American Pathologists Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Gynecologic Cytology (Cap Laboratory Improvement Programs) (Survey)

Unsatisfactory Reporting Rates: 2006 Practices of Participants in the College of American Pathologists Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Gynecologic Cytology (Cap Laboratory Improvement Programs) (Survey)

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) assesses practice patterns using survey questionnaires sent to laboratories participating in CAP programs. Cervicovaginal cytology surveys have been used since 1994 and have evaluated practices related to implementation of the Bethesda System (TBS) terminology and reporting rates for interpretive categories used in Papanicolaou (Pap) testing. Benchmarks for unsatisfactory rates […]

Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Dog and Cat - E-Book

Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Dog and Cat – E-Book

Long-trusted and respected in the field, Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Dog and Cat, 3rd Edition is a complete resource for developing and enriching the knowledge and skills needed for clinical laboratory diagnostics. Detailed illustrations and descriptions of cytologic and hematologic samples enable you to diagnose both common and uncommon diseases in dogs and […]

Human Papillomavirus Testing and Reporting Rates: Practices of Participants in the College of American Pathologists Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Gynecologic Cytology in 2006 (CAP Laboratory Improvement Programs) (Report)

Human Papillomavirus Testing and Reporting Rates: Practices of Participants in the College of American Pathologists Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Gynecologic Cytology in 2006 (CAP Laboratory Improvement Programs) (Report)

Since 1994, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has used survey questionnaires to assess practice patterns in cervicovaginal cytology. (1-5) These surveys have documented the widespread implementation of the first 2 versions of the Bethesda system, reporting rates for various cervical cytology categories and important benchmarking data for quality assurance. In 2003, human papillomavirus (HPV) […]

Changes in Participant Performance in the "Test-Taking" Environment: Observations from the 2006 College of American Pathologists Gynecologic Cytology Proficiency Testing Program (Cap Laboratory Improvement Programs) (Report)

Changes in Participant Performance in the “Test-Taking” Environment: Observations from the 2006 College of American Pathologists Gynecologic Cytology Proficiency Testing Program (Cap Laboratory Improvement Programs) (Report)

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Gynecologic Cytology (PAP) has existed for 18 years as an educational and laboratory accreditation activity for pathologists and cytotechnologists. (1-3) When the CAP Gynecologic Cytology Proficiency Testing Program (PAP PT) received approval in 2006 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the best-performing, statistically […]

Automatic Failure in Gynecologic Cytology Proficiency Testing: Results from the College of American Pathologists Proficiency Testing Program (Report)

Automatic Failure in Gynecologic Cytology Proficiency Testing: Results from the College of American Pathologists Proficiency Testing Program (Report)

The original requirement for a national gynecologic cytology proficiency test (PT) was introduced in the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment of 1988 (CLIA ’88). CLIA ’88 was signed into law on October 31, 1988 by President Ronald Reagan and the cytology PT provision mandated “periodic confirmation and evaluation of the proficiency of individuals involved in screening […]

Practices of Participants in the College of American Pathologists Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Cervicovaginal Cytology, 2006 (CAP Laboratory Improvement Programs)

Practices of Participants in the College of American Pathologists Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Cervicovaginal Cytology, 2006 (CAP Laboratory Improvement Programs)

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) has conducted regular questionnaire surveys assessing cervical cytology laboratory practices since the inception of the Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Cervicovaginal Cytology. (1-5) These surveys have become the basis for the benchmarks in the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program). The first benchmarks were established using questionnaire surveys, (6) conducted in 1996 […]