CAP survey

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CAP survey

College of American Pathologists survey. A national (US) program which pools information on proficiency and productivity among clinical labs. The survey compares techniques and instruments, workload performed per technician, total number of tests performed and cost per test. The CAP’s interlaboratory comparison program is the largest in the world and satisfies the regulatory requirements of most accrediting agencies in the USA.
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Because College of American Pathologists survey results represent the aggregate results of many different laboratories, not just the performance in one laboratory, it is difficult to make any comparison of College of American Pathologists results with those presented in our report.
Categorical Accuracy[14,16] of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Methods for 2 College of American Pathologists Survey Challenge Strains in 2000 (D-09, Escherichia coli; D-17, Pseudomonas aeruginosa) Minimal Inhibitory Disk Concentration Diffusion Methods Antimicrobial D-09 D-17 D-09 D-17 Amikacin 100.
Proficiency testing is another must, and we meet this requirement through the College of American Pathologists surveys.

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