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2006 CAP TODAY Article Index

2006 CAP TODAY Article Index (PDF, 183)


December 2006 December 2006

Cover Story

Raising the bar for HER2 results

Feature Stories

Saving Faces: Selling your health system, your lab and the job
Same book, different page—handling critical values
Showing MRSA no mercy
Logic takes a holiday in dual approval of EGFR test, Erbitux
New QC, parameters, and automation for hematology analyzers
CAP Scan

Special Section: Laboratory Accreditation News

CAP fine-tunes unannounced inspection process
Revised checklists available; time to modify practices
Queries and Comments

Regular Features

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

System Review Series: New QC, parameters, and automation for hematology analyzers (PDF, 13K)


November 2006 November 2006

Cover Story

Picking the right site for HIV testing

Feature Stories

One-two punch in evaluating PE risk
For glucoses, tight theory a tough practice
Real simple—ASCCP guidelines set things straight
Sticky business—using kits contrary to labeling
Cloudy or clear? Best forecasts for urine cultures
Off the charts: What users say about BD’s latest
CPT Questions
System Review Series: Hang on or move on? How to assess an LIS
System Review Series: On a quest for a new LIS? Research, research, research

Regular Features

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

System Review Series: On a quest for a new LIS? Research, research, research Survey (PDF, 1 MB)


October 2006 October 2006

Cover Story

How Pap test automation is playing out

Feature Stories

Blood centers set sights on full automation
In living color: new body fluids atlas
New officer, governors sworn in
What microarrays say about lymphomas
OK to donate select electronic record technology
Clash act: peer review of expert witness testimony

Regular Features

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

Survey of Instruments: Get your bearings before buying a blood bank system (PDF, 1.8 MB)


September 2006 September 2006

Cover Story

Critical thinking on critical values

Feature Stories

Outreach keeps labs on their toes
BRCA: What we now know
Gene patents—groups aim for nonexclusive arrangements
Tapping the potential synergy of radiology, pathology
New help in understanding the “proper work” of PAs
Your CPT Questions
Parsing Sonic’s buy of U.S. laboratory

PAP/NGC Program Review

Categorizing anal-rectal cytology challenges
View rare cases, earn CME credits online
When and how to use CPT code 88172
An e-learning course for cytoprep staff
Your oft-asked quections about CAP Pap proficiency testing
Q & A
It’s time to renew your Pap PT
Please tell it like it is
A tale of two tests: cytology gyn screening and mammography

Regular Features

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

Survey of Instruments: Blood gas vendor move forward on menu, convenience, stability and more (PDF, 1.1 MB)


August 2006 August 2006

Cover Story

Minding the business end of pathology

Feature Stories

For mid-size labs, automated mix a good match
In histology, Lean teams up with automation
hsCRP guidance no term of endearment
Guarding against private health plan abuses
Top-notch program makes her leader of the POC
Recertification a good bet for all

Special Section: Laboratory Accreditation News

Lab inspector training online: PT performance monitoring on tap
Checklists undergoing more intensive review
Queries and Comments

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Letters
Clinical Abstracts

Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A
Newsbytes

Survey of Instruments: Menu and other enhancements underway (PDF, 720 K)


July 2006 July 2006

Cover Story

For tumor markers, hope springs eternal

Feature Stories

Lessons from three core curriculums
Is there a place for race in medicine?
Expert witness guidelines: Pathologists given new order in the curriculum
My not-so-secret life as a pathology and lab medicine blogger
Chip shot—psychiatry puts targeted test in play
Your CPT Questions
Are ASC-US rates reasonable? HPV test could answer that question

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Letters
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A
Newsbytes
Survey of Instruments: Chemistry analyzers (PDF, 7.9 MB)
Survey of Instruments: Positive patient identification systems and products (PDF, 609 KB)


June 2006 June 2006

Cover Story

Steering the straits of transplant testing

Feature Stories

Stick shift—new ideas in needle safety
Real-time PCR for the rest of us
Plenty of solutions to shore up an aging LIS
Going head-to-head to boost lymph node numbers
A go-between gains ground in the lab
What’s the use? CAP ’06 tackles the practical

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A
Newsbytes
Survey of Instruments: Automated immunoassay analyzers (PDF, 2.1 MB)


May 2006 May 2006

Cover Story

C. difficile back with a vengeance

Feature Stories

Circulating tumor cell test shows clinical mettle
Adding up the lessons from consolidation
Into the telepathology trenches at Henry Ford
In Memoriam: William R. Dito, MD
Your CPT Questions
Trimming the fat from lab processes

PAP/NGC Program Review

2006 regulatory PT results: Waht do they really mean?
Are you seeing what’s there?
Back to the beginning of the CET Consortium
Significance of benign endometrial cells in cervicovaginal smears
On CAP’s Web site, so much at your fingertips
Nongyn cytopathology—more to the program than you might think

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Letters
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A
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Newsbytes
Survey of Instruments: Coagulation analyzers (PDF, 761 KB)
System Review Series: Physician office-lab link software
(PDF, 36 MB)


April 2006 April 2006

Cover Story

Mutational wild cards—what do they mean?

Feature Stories

Breaking the glass slide habit to make primary diagnoses
Looking high and low for cardiac markers
Six CAP groups pitch into tough pathology issues
When POC connects the data, everyone wins
Inflicted pediatric traumatic brain injury and β-APP IHC

Special Section: Laboratory Accreditation News

Surprise! Unannounced inspections not so bad
CLA revamp means speed, efficiency
Queries and Comments

Regular Features

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

Survey of Instruments: Bedside glucose testing systems(PDF, 606 KB)


March 2006 March 2006

Cover Story

Nearing high tide on low blood sugars

Feature Stories

Interest is up in outreach labs
The predictive assay puzzle
No resistance to standardizing reports
Fee schedule cuts out, RVs for new services in
Physician with a vision has his eye on a chip
Owning, rather than buying, reference lab services
Why and how Hurley Medical Center chose co-ownership

Regular Features

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

System Review Series: Billing/accounts receivable systems (PDF, 783 KB)
System Review Series: Automation to suit labs of all sizes (PDF, 16 MB)


February 2006 February 2006

Cover Story

Molecular tests on target with blood cancers

Feature Stories

Peadiatric POC—small patients but big benefits
Reality show: Labs can compete to win a free LIS and install
For molecular labs, a sleek new LIS platform
Smooth operator in the lab: middleware
After Katrina, lessons from lab survirors

PAP/NGC Program Review:

A difficult distinction
The debate over how to report nongynecologic cytology
Molecular testing in cytopathology: Where are we, where do we go from here?

How the CAP’s PT program works

Confusion about errors in anatomic pathology: problems with categorizing and reporting

Q & A

Regular Features

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

Survey of Instruments: In coagulation market, no need to break the budget (PDF, 864 KB)


January 2006 January 2006

Cover Story

Straight talk on molecular reports

Feature Stories

Testing 1, 2, 3
Lung cancer breakthrough: EGFR assay
With PT samples, labs need to keep it to themselves
Your CPT Questions
Order patrol—how to rein in test requests

Regular Features

President’s Column
Letters
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A
Newsbytes
System Review Series: Sifting through anatomic pathology system needs and wants (PDF, 516 KB)

Survey Library

System Review Series: New QC, parameters, and automation for hematology analyzers (PDF, 13 KB) - December 2006
System Review Series: On a quest for a new LIS? Research, research, research Survey (PDF, 1 MB) - November 2006
Survey of Instruments: Get your bearings before buying a blood bank system (PDF, 1.8 MB) - October 2006
Survey of Instruments: Blood gas vendor move forward on menu, convenience, stability and more (PDF, 1.1 MB) - September 2006
Survey of Instruments: Menu and other enhancements underway (PDF, 720 KB) - August 2006
Survey of Instruments: Chemistry analyzers (PDF, 7.9 MB) - July 2006
Survey of Instruments: Positive patient identification systems and products (PDF, 609 K) - July 2006
Survey of Instruments: Automated immunoassay analyzers (PDF, 2.1 MB) - June 2006
Survey of Instruments: Coagulation analyzers (PDF, 761 KB) - May 2006
System Review Series: Physician office-lab link software(PDF, 36 MB) - May 2006
Survey of Instruments: Bedside glucose testing systems(PDF, 606 KB) - April 2006
System Review Series: Billing/accounts receivable systems (PDF, 783 KB) - March 2006
System Review Series: Automation to suit labs of all sizes (PDF, 16 MB) - March 2006
Survey of Instruments: In coagulation market, no need to break the budget (PDF, 864 KB) - February 2006
System Review Series: Sifting through anatomic pathology system needs and wants (PDF, 516 KB) - January 2006

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