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  CAP TODAY 2009 Archive

 

Updated February 16, 2010

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2009 CAP TODAY Article Index

2009 CAP TODAY Article Index (PDF, 183)

December 2009 December 2009

Cover Story

Allergy testing: from skin to tube to chip

Feature Stories

Where will FDA land on whole-slide digital?
PCR assays gear up to rule H1N1 market
PC billing decision dishes victory—with a side of caveats
Gaining an edge in contract talks with hospitals
Space suits lab chief at NASA

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A
    Interested in submitting a question  Interested in submitting a question?
Newsbytes
Laboratory instrumentation product guide:
’09 instrument wrap-up—hematology analyzers
    Positive patient identification products Hematology analyzers (PDF, 205 KB)
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November 2009 November 2009

Cover Story

Residual AML testing: methods but no map

Feature Stories

Labs’ problem child: the difficult test order
With MRSA, what makes the right fight?
    The long-term care challenge The long-term care challenge
Revving the engines on evidence-based guidelines
At Futurescape, a look at next-generation IHC
Seventeen standouts honored for their service
An informatics toolset for joint venture outreach
National patient ID: could a voluntary system fill the gap?

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Letters
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A
    Interested in submitting a question  Interested in submitting a question?
Newsbytes
Information systems product guide:
Annual lineup of lab information systems
    Positive patient identification products Laboratory information systems (PDF, 625 KB)
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October 2009 October 2009

Cover Story

Uneasy alliance—TDM, oncology drugs

Feature Stories

With PSA here to stay, how to manage its many ambiguities
Mostly male plasma sends TRALI rates south
Laboratory-developed tests - CAP suggests added oversight of homebrews
In producing ‘paper’ standards, all hands on deck
Sign of the times: CAP unveils new service mark
Big picture, big rewards—how to think about digital

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Letters
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A
    Interested in submitting a question  Interested in submitting a question?
Newsbytes
Laboratory instrumentation product guide:
26 chemistry analyzers suited to low-volume settings
    Chemistry analyzersChemistry analyzers (for low-volume laboratories)
    (PDF, 169 KB)
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September 2009 September 2009

Cover Story

Making sense of the ANA hodgepodge

Feature Stories

Taking stock of biosafety perils in surg path
Solid citizen in the lab: digital imaging
    The regulatory and licensure questions The regulatory and licensure questions
Noteworthy changes in revised CAP cancer protocols
    The regulatory and licensure questions A version for electronic reporting
In Memoriam - Robert H. Knapp, MD, 1951–2009
POC leader spreads winning ways far and wide
Junior Members driving the online ‘NewsPath’
Manifest destiny—Pathology 2.0 is here, and it’s clear. Time to climb aboard

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A
    Interested in submitting a question  Interested in submitting a question?
Newsbytes

Information systems product guide:
Blood banks retooling to manage growth of biologics
    Chemistry analyzers Blood bank information systems
(PDF, 740 KB)
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August 2009 August 2009

Cover Story

How molecular labs took on swine flu

Feature Stories

Diabetes markers—closer than you think?
Hard line may soften in PT referral cases
Harnessing the LIS to bird-dog critical test results
  What's required What’s required
POC microbiology on a budget, from HIV to influenza
Taking the stand—could ruling leave labs in lurch?

Cytopathology Programs Review

To Baghdad and back
Getting the word out about the ’06 guidelines
New guidance on HPV DNA test use
Unsatisfactory Pap reporting rates
In Cusco, Peru, Pap tests for 1,200 women
For nongyn program, ancillary images online
With Cervista HPV 16/18 approval, now a genotyping algorithm
  Interested in submitting a question SurePath media challenges to be reformulated

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Letters
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A
  Interested in submitting a question  Interested in submitting a question?
Newsbytes
Laboratory instrumentation product guide:
All that’s new and familiar in blood gas analyzers
  Chemistry analyzers In vitro blood gas analyzers (PDF, 1.75 MB)
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July 2009 July 2009

Cover Story

Bedeviled by documents, labs seek control

Feature Stories

Up–front advice on front–end problems
Vancomycin targets—tactics for tough foe
Lab accreditation shelves ‘big binder’ concept, goes digital
    Opting in, getting help, submitting documents, and more Opting in, getting help, submitting documents, and more
Archives joins ‘giants’ on top 100 list
Carrier screening for SMA—why and how it’s done
In the thick of it—pathologists and health care reform
Laying Lean on the line, one change at a time
    Using Lean to end labeling errors Using Lean to end labeling errors

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Letters
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A
  Interested in submitting a question  Interested in submitting a question?
Newsbytes
Laboratory instrumentation product guide:
A glimpse at what’s new in chemistry analyzers
    Chemistry analyzers  Chemistry analyzers for mid– and high–volume laboratories
(PDF, 849 KB)
Information systems product guide:
Positive patient ID systems: What’s new, what's now, what’s next
    Positive patient identification products  Positive patient identification products
(PDF, 292 KB)
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June 2009 June 2009

Cover Story

With glucose reporting, time to simplify

Feature Stories

New prostate markers waiting in the wings
Vitamin D intrigues, but not a done deal
Thaw begins, changes to LAP checklists flow
For C. diff, the shift is on—moving to real-time PCR
At AACC meeting, taking on the toughest problems
Histologic preparations: first program, now book
Tapping into an audience: Growing numbers of pathologists engaging in the business of blogging
In Memoriam - John B. Henry, MD

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Letters
Q & A
    Interested in submitting a question  Interested in submitting a question?
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Newsbytes
Laboratory instrumentation product guide:
Immunoassay: all eyes on efficiency, connectivity
    arrow Automated Immunoassay Analyzers (PDF, 988 KB)
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May 2009 May 2009

Cover Story

KRAS mutations—which method is best?
      Before and after mutation detection

Feature Stories

Making the leap to ISO 15189—what leaders have learned
Getting personal about antiplatelet therapy
Need CP practice? CPIP keeps skills current
Big tests, small problems—POC documentation
Talk to me—AP, radiology meet in virtual middle

Cytopathology Programs Review

FocalPoint GS Imaging passes the test
HPV testing—what and how labs did in ’08
PT performance of HSV, Candida challenges
The following was sent to the New York Times
In the news, low-tech loses to high-tech
On cytology PT, CAP enlightens CMS
For nongyn program, ancillary images online

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A
    Interested in submitting a question  Interested in submitting a question?
Newsbytes
Laboratory instrumentation product guide:
    Laboratory automation systems and workcells  Coagulation analyzers—point of care, self monitoring (PDF, 478 KB)
Information systems product guide:
For billing system companies, new standards no problem
    Middleware systems  Billing/accounts receivable systems (PDF, 1.1 MB)
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April 2009 April 2009

Cover Story

Singing new tunes for hepatitis testing

Feature Stories

Probing the nuances of pain management
As IT goes, so goes outreach
Easy does it—showing caution with RBC transfusions
Range change—the latest on reference intervals
Lobule involution—a risk factor for breast cancer?

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A
    Interested in submitting a question  Interested in submitting a question?
Newsbytes
Your CPT Questions
Laboratory instrumentation product guide:
Aiming for lab-like accuracy at the point of care
    Middleware systems  Bedside glucose testing systems (PDF, 122 KB)
Information systems product guide:
    Laboratory automation systems and workcells  Laboratory–provider links software (PDF, 158 KB)
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March 2009 March 2009

Cover Story

Seeking the source of troubling tumors

Feature Stories

In microbiology, existential breakthroughs
    First, tackle the basics  First, tackle the basics
The long, hard road to LIS data conversion
Changing hands—CAP’s EVP eyes bold transformation
Here or there? The urgency of ‘physician first’
Breast cancer—on the path to better treatment

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Letters
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A
    Interested in submitting a question  Interested in submitting a question?
Newsbytes
Information systems product guide:
Middleware mantra for today’s economy: flexibility, speed, ROI
    Middleware systems  Middleware systems
(PDF, 2.4 MB)
Laboratory instrumentation product guide:
Automation—the principles that guided the pioneers
    Laboratory automation systems and workcells  Laboratory automation systems and workcells
(PDF, 3.3 MB)
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February 2009 February 2009

Cover Story

Momentum builds for latest sequencing

Feature Stories

Glimmers of hope in C. diff testing
Troponin: new tool in an old friend
CAP program takes competency assessment paperless
Reimbursement for ‘09 higher than proposed (PDF, 115 KB)
Lyme labyrinth—solving a diagnostic puzzle
Jungle favor—remote Amazon lab bolstered by grant
A better laboratory in Zambia, one step at a time

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Letters
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A
  Interested in submitting a question  Interested in submitting a question?
Newsbytes
Information systems product guide:
Lost in translation: when clinical systems reformat lab reports
    Interested in submitting a question  Anatomic pathology computer systems
(PDF, 613 KB)
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January 2009 January 2009

Cover Story

Bringing wider meaning to a rare disease

Feature Stories

Point of care sagas: a tale of three cities
PGx tests for warfarin dosing—how soon?
Disabling mislabeling—solutions for blood banks
PC billing tallies another court win in Illinois
Six officers to be elected
It’s show time for new cytopathology book

Cytopathology Programs Review

Cytology PT: where we are, where to now
This year, an enhanced nongynecologic program
Recommended Reading
Q & A
CAP HPV Survey meets CLIA requirement
Please, donate your Pap slides

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A
    Interested in submitting a question  Interested in submitting a question?
Newsbytes
Laboratory instrumentation product guide:
Coagulation analyzers offering speed, full menus, and more
    Interested in submitting a question Coagulation analyzers (PDF, 1.1 MB)
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