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CAP Announces Advanced Digital Technology for 2012 Programs

NORTHFIELD, Ill. July 26, 2011 Atlanta July 26-28 August 1, 2011

Charles Roussel

The CAP Surveys Program is the world’s largest laboratory peer-comparison program in which the CAP provides individual laboratories with unknown specimens for testing. Participants analyze the specimens and return the results for inter-laboratory evaluation. In turn, each laboratory receives an individual performance report and a summary report of the results of all participating laboratories.

The CAP is partnering with Proficiency Testing Service (PTS), which owns and developed DigitalScope, for use of the technology in several Surveys in multiple laboratory disciplines, including:

  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Andrology
  • Bacteriology
  • Clinical Microscopy
  • Cytology
  • Hematology
  • Microbiology
  • Mycology
  • Parasitology

Potential applications extend beyond proficiency testing to include education.

Nick Serafy

On-site at AACC in the CAP’s exhibit (Booth #2443) stations will be available to experience DigitalScope. Also, CAP members, physicians who specialize in pathology, will be in the exhibit to speak about the Surveys Programs, running the gamut of laboratory medicine disciplines, e.g., chemistry, hematology and microbiology, and quality management tools.

The College of American Pathologists is a medical society serving more than 17,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College is an advocate for high-quality and cost-effective patient care.

SOURCE College of American Pathologists

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