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2005 CAP TODAY Article Index

2005 CAP TODAY Article Index (PDF, 191 K)


bullet December 2005

Cover Story

Check please—getting paid for your work

Feature Stories

With Aon, seven more ways to play it safe
Not so fast—relaxing transfusion triggers
Cancer registry project passes medterm exam
CPT—what lies ahead
Lab envoys find face value in floor visits
Opening up the throttle on POC-hospital connectivity
Tissue issue—honing FDA oversight of practices

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Letters
Q&A
Newsbytes
Survey of Instruments: LIS Survey (PDF, 834 K)


bullet November 2005

Cover Story

Amyloidosis hiding in plain sight

Feature Stories

Collecting the first edition—Blood center error reports
For complex coag disorders, plots thicken
Connective issue: Linking POC with wireless hospitals
Laboratory diagnosis of celiac disease
Monitoring antiplatelet agents
New insurance broker nationwide, locally savvy
A pathologist on the frontlines in New Orleans
Pulling waived tests back to safety’s shore

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Letters
Q&A
Newsbytes
System Review Series: LIS Survey (PDF, 834 K)


bullet October 2005

Cover Story

Border patrol: MRSA admission screening

Feature Stories

"One of the most challenging PCR tests to develop"
Patient ID systems offer smart start
Coming soon—unannounced lab inspections
On the Pap front: one victory, but a skirmish ahead
Six pathologists celebrated for stellar service
Seeing big picture yields big lab improvements
A game plan for filling the medical technologist ranks
Cancer registry project passes midterm exam
Make no mistake, "perfect" practice can be costly

Regular Features

CAP annual stated meeting minutes
Your CPT Questions
CAP elections
President’s Desk
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Letters
Q&A
Newsbytes
System Review Series: "Positive patient identification: more than a double check" (PDF, 564 K)


bullet September 2005

Cover Story

Making a valid point about HPV tests

Feature Stories

If DNA doesn’t add up, array CGH steps in
Coming up safe, not short, on platelets
After a merger, a new view of telepathology’s role
Higher expense RVUs in ’06 fee schedule proposal
Catching ID errors where it counts—in the lab
Back on the books: Controlling Medicare medical necessity write-offs

Special Section: PAP/NGC Program Review

Commission raises bar for inspectors, inspections
Jump-start inspections by working the Web
Q & A

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Clinical Abstracts

Anatomic Abstract
Letters
Q & A
Newsbytes

System Review Series: Blood bank information systems (PDF, 646 K)


bullet August 2005

Cover Story

IHC, FISH still sharing HER2 spotlight

Feature Stories

Rich niche: AP outreach blossoming
Labs stepping into the stream of Lean
In so many words, lab reports on the mend
"There is no turning back"—is AFIP facing demise?
Your CPT Questions
Fair catch: What to consider—and why—before agreeing to be responsible for health fair testing
CAP Scan

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Clinical Abstracts

Anatomic Abstract
Letters
Q & A
Newsbytes

Survey of Instruments: POC chemistry analyzers (PDF, 781 K)


bullet July 2005

Cover Story

For digoxin, simple fix to stubborn problem

Feature Stories

IMA lines up for place in cardiac triage
Adding RFID layer to blood safety loop
How to meet Medicare’s teaching physician billing compliance rules
The job is yours—but, can you keep it?
Labs shaking hands with molecular middleman

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Clinical Abstracts

Anatomic Abstract
Letters
Q & A
Newsbytes
Survey of Instruments: Chemistry analyzers (PDF, 1,123 K)
Survey of Instruments: Blood gas analyzers (PDF, 983 K)


bullet June 2005

Cover Story

Facts catching up to fuss in PGx

Feature Stories

A dozen first steps to national quality measures for labs
Disaster planning: Keeping your blood supply high, dry, and flowing
Innovations in Pathology
Job seekers, prepare for landing
POC connectivity takes hold
Western swing—updates on cancer, errors, more

Special Section: PAP/NGC Program Review

Billing and coding in cytopathology: Deciphering the alphanumeric soup
Measuring the significance of field validation in the CAP Interlaboratory Comparison Program: How good are the experts?
Performance of SurePath liquid-based cytology
Pitfalls in salivary gland fine-needle aspiration cytology
Using liquid-based cervical cytology specimens to test for Chlamydia
Fine-needle aspiration of pulmonary hamartoma
Cytopathology at CAP ’05
We need a few good slides
Cytotechnology
Your CPT Questions
Q & A

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstract
Letters
Q & A
Newsbytes
Survey of Instruments: Immunoassay analyzers
(PDF, 834 K)


bullet May 2005

Cover Story

Two sides of the coin on respiratory viruses

Feature Stories

Glucose testing variability and the need for an expert oversight committee
Playing it safe—new book takes aim at AP errors
Looking for an equivalent quality control winner
D-dimer testing and reporting for the diagnosis of VTE: Proficiency testing finds too-high cutoffs and more
Rapid transit—getting data to public health agencies
For HIV genotyping, plenty of growing pains
Digging its way in: lab digital imaging

Special Section: Laboratory Accreditation News

Commission forges ahead on many fronts
With PT failures, spinning straw into gold
Queries and comments

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstract
Letters
Q & A
Newsbytes
System Review Series: Physician office-lab links
(PDF, 834 K)


bullet April 2005

Cover Story

Groping for ground zero in cancers

Feature Stories

On microchips, directing a cast of thousands
D-dimer dance card fills up with new tests, uses
HCV testing swaps high-low for yes-no
New editor in chief turning the pages at Archives
Lab diagnosis and evaluation of treatment for HCV
From hunt to hire—tips for landing that just-right job
Hand stand—a look at manual blood smear reviews
Your CPT Questions

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A
Newsbytes
System Review Series: Billing information systems
(PDF, 439 K)
Survey of Instruments: Glucose analyzers
(PDF, 551 K)


bullet March 2005

Cover Story

Lymphoma microarrays stir up debate

Feature Stories

Producing high-quality samples
In right setting, POC testing can be kid stuff
Shortfall, not windfall, greets PT/INR coverage
Seeing is believing as AP labs flip digital switch
Office labs riding the waves in testing trends
Coping with the errors in Medicare’s new Internet-only policy manuals
Dollars and sense add up for PSA cooperative

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A
Newsbytes

Survey of Instruments: POC coagulation analyzers
(PDF, 503 K)


bullet February 2005

Cover Story

ICUs tighten belts on blood glucose levels

Feature Stories

Clearing a path for new cardiac markers
On client billing, a voice in the wilderness
Maryland lab case— little to learn, lots to remember
Pathology CME—moving from general to specific
Your CPT Questions
New products are encountering a market ripe for digital imaging
Pilot points way to speedier cancer surveillance

Special Section: Laboratory Accreditation News

CLA underscores consistency and accountability
Queries and comments

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A
Newsbytes

System Review Series: Anatomic pathology systems (PDF, 739 K)
System Review Series: Laboratory automation systems and workcells (PDF, 907 K)


bullet January 2005

Cover Story

Circulating tumor cell tests—boon or bust?

Feature Stories

Liability insurance to return with CAP’s new broker
For AFIP, real-time telepathology goes far a field
Medicare fees good news, despite blows to flow
Identifying, testing for, and treating Bordetella pertussis
Out of joint-OIG takes dim view of pod lab setup
Past now present with cytology PT
Test tube interference shows "chink in armor"

Special Section: PAP/NGC Programs Review

Needle points: The lab’s role in endoscopic ultrasound-guided FNA
The upsides and downsides of state licensure for cytotechnologists
Recommended Reading
Removing dots from cytology slides—liability issues

Regular Features

President’s Column
Clinical Abstracts

Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A
Newsbytes
Survey of Instruments: Coagulation analyzers
(PDF, 906 K)

bullet Survey Library

Survey of Instruments: Hematology analyzers—efficiency Hematology analyzers—efficiency through automation - December 2005 (PDF, 834 K)
System Review Series: Only time will tell, but LIS experts offer a forecast - November 2005(PDF, 834 K)
System Review Series: Positive patient identification: more than a double check - October 2005 (PDF, 564 K)
System Review Series : Attention to errors linked to usefulness of wares - September 2005 (PDF, 646 K)
Survey of Instruments: Smaller, but sophisticated - August 2005 (PDF, 781 K)
Survey of Instruments: Good tidings—the latest in chemistry analyzers - July 2005 (PDF, 1,123 K)
Survey of Instruments: Labs want it all, and blood gas vendors oblige - July 2005 (PDF, 983 K)
Survey of Instruments: Immunoassay Immunoassay marrkeett oovveerrfflloowiing wiitth cchangee - June 2005 (PDF, 834K)
System Review Series: Linking software making gains and foraying into domains - May 2005 (PDF, 834 K)
System Review Series: Be software savvy: Buy wisely to bill accurately - April 2005 (PDF, 439 K)
Survey of Instruments: For glucose systems, greater For glucose systems, greater accuracy and safety - April 2005 (PDF, 551K)
Survey of Instruments: Coagulation Analyzers (Point of care, self-monitoring) - March 2005 (PDF, 503 K)
System Review Series: Faltering feature: tumor reporting - February 2005 (PDF, 739K)
System Review Series: Laboratory automation systems & workcells - February 2005 (PDF, 907 K)
Survey of Instruments: Balancing cost and capabilities of coag analyzers - January 2005 (PDF, 906 K)

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