[Histonet] CAP question for pediatric pathology labs

Houston, Ronald Ronald.Houston <@t> nationwidechildrens.org
Wed Dec 29 08:12:50 CST 2010


Phase I


For laboratories that perform non-gynecologic cytopathology, does the laboratory participate in a peer educational program in NON-GYNECOLOGIC cytopathology (e.g., CAP Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Non-Gynecologic Cytopathology NGC)?

How are labs responding to this request for a peer-educational program in non-gyn cytopath, as there is no such program for pediatric cytopathology, and, in the opinion of our pathologists, the CAP program is useless as far as it pertains to pediatrics?

We have had varying responses from inspectors which we have adopted and then the next inspector says this isn't good enough and you should be doing something else. There has been little to no direction from CAP.


Ronnie Houston, MS HT(ASCP)QIHC
Anatomic Pathology Manager

ChildLab, a Division of Nationwide Children's Hospital


700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
(P) 614-722-5450
(F) 614-722-2899
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