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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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A 2018 College of American Pathologists survey indicated that 70% of respondents performing nucleic acid based MSI testing were doing so using the Promega MSI 1.2 panel of loci.
Cystatin C Values From College of American Pathologists Survey and Adjusted Values After Restandardization to ERM-DA471/IFCC US Participant Target Value, Siemens-Reported Bias of Reported Group mg/L Mean Value, mg/L Mean Value, % CYS-WC1 0.96 0.766 -20.2 CYS-WC2 2.37 2.00 -15.6 Siemens-Recommended US Participant Adjusted Mean Bias of Adjusted Group Value (X1.174), mg/L Mean Value, % CYS-WC1 0.90 -6.6 CYS-WC2 2.35 -1.3
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.
Immunohistochemistry validation procedures and practices: a College of American Pathologists survey of 727 laboratories.
For example, in the most recent College of American Pathologists survey C-B 2007, the mean glucose result for sample CHM-08--for different methods and instruments--ranged from a low of 7.92 mmol/L (144 mg/dL) to a high of 8.68 mmol/L (157.8 mg/dL) (2).
College of American Pathologists survey also found that 7.5% of respondents were participating in or involved with an accountable care organization (ACO), and an additional 12.5% were exploring an association with an ACO.
Proficiency testing is another must, and we meet this requirement through the College of American Pathologists surveys.

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