[Histonet] RE: CAP question ANP.22970

Wanda.Smith <@t> HCAhealthcare.com Wanda.Smith <@t> HCAhealthcare.com
Tue Feb 1 12:42:16 CST 2011

I spoke to Joan at CAP just yesterday regarding this question.  I too, am getting ready for CAP, so I feel your pain!!!!!
She said you can use the benchmarks in the notes under the question in the checklist or you can used other published articles that offer benchmark data.  Just state what your reference is and where it is from.  She also said you can use proficiency testing data.  
Hope this helps,

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Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2011 12:57 PM
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Subject: [Histonet] CAP question ANP.22970

We are having our inspection this spring and I am working to get all our procedures, etc. ready.  I am having trouble finding benchmark information for comparison for HER2 to comply with this question - ..."the laboratory at least annually compares its patient results with published benchmarks,"....   We are using the Dako Herceptest.  I spoke with Dako tech services and they did not have any information.   What are other labs using for a benchmark.

Thanks in advance for all your help.

Martha Ward, MT (ASCP) QIHC
Assistant Manager
Molecular Diagnostics Lab
Dept. of Pathology
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC 27157

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