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  CAP TODAY Archive for 2001

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Updated May 15, 2002

2001

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August | September | October | November | December

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2001 CAP TODAY Article Index (PDF)


December 2001

Cover Story:

High hopes, hard work await gene tests

Feature Stories:

Sooner or later? Down screening debate
Understanding the disorder and the markers
Testing for terror: how labs should respond to biocrime
Training to fight bioterrorism
One pathologist’s disaster preparations
Haste, no waste: Bringing point-of-care coagulation to the OR
Fee schedule cut stirs broad opposition
In transfusion medicine, 7 deficiencies to dodge
When inspectors knock, know what’s new
Day in, day out--outreach pays off

President’s Desk:

Serving patients and the common good

Regular Features:

Survey of Instruments: For Strained Labs, Hematology Analyzers Doing More (PDF, 122 KB)
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A


November 2001

Cover Story:

Picking new winners for cardiac risk
The link with peripheral arterial and cerebrovascular disease

Feature Stories:

Disappearing acts—coping with LIS mergers
Whither CoPath?
The kindest cuts of all: labor savings via standardization
Building the case for biopsy in IgA nephropathy
Using biopsy to track disease activity
CDC protocol for anthrax cases
For labs, managed care still a sticky business
Screen test: How one pathologist connects with patients

President’s Desk:

New leaders, vintage values

Regular Features:

Survey Laboratory Information Systems (PDF, 97 KB)
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A


October 2001

Cover Story:

New game plans for taming blood use
The blood bank software of your dreams

Feature Stories:

From Mass General, a value-added coup
Example of patient-specific interpretation for coagulation
Closer to consensus on abnormal Pap tests
Keeping bacteria out of the bag
Report of bacterial contamination
Delay doesn’t sway supporters of lab payment reform

President’s Desk:

Of harrowing and hopeful times

Regular Features:

Survey Blood Bank Information Systems (PDF, 115 KB)
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A


September 2001

Cover Story:

In histology labs, backs against the wall

Feature Stories:

Sticking points: regs propel sharps safety
Where there’s a bill there’s a way to make clients pay
Cleaning up those claims
All eyes on workforce scare and solutions
How one lab tossed paper, squelched noise, set rules
CPT code deliberations come out of the dark
Moderating menu to lighten load

President’s Desk:

Of harrowing and hopeful times

Regular Features:

Survey In Vitro Blood Gas Analyzers (PDF, 181 KB)
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A


August 2001

Cover Story:

How big a role for DNA sequencing?
The analytic power of microarays

Feature Stories:

Labs waiver on whether to bill for POC tests
Hot on the trail of scope of practice, other state issues
Making a play for Part A
What is Part A?
Anergy testing in conjunction with tuberculin skin testing

President’s Desk:

Organized medicine and pathology: Mosaic or oxymoron?

Regular Features:

Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A


July 2001

Cover Story:

No rights, no wrongs in second opinions
Unfamiliar specimens
In-house expertise
’Put it in a micro’

Feature Stories:

Troponin triple crown: diagnosis, risk, Rx
Watchdog role up for grabs in genetic testing
Stigmatization fires the debate
Conflicting data on genetic testing quality
Turning state’s evidence
Diabetes study protocol
Registry reports

Regular Features:

Survey Chemistry Analyzers (for mid-volume laboratories) (PDF, 109 KB)
Survey Chemistry Analyzers (for low-volume laboratories) (PDF, 72KB)
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A


June 2001

Cover Story:

Fixing the flaws in ID, labeling tactics

Feature Stories:

Amplified options and ample dilemmas for CMV, Mtb assays
Company probes possibilities for PNA
Bean counting basics for laboratories
Using ABC to show cost savings
Collected Works
Diagnosing SLE: what UPCMD.com says
It’s every which way for new LIS product
What is a 4GL?
Science, strategy pair off at HER2 conference

Regular Features:

Survey Billing/Accounts Receivable Systems (PDF, 75 KB)
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A


May 2001

Cover Story:

Trumping tradition with molecular tests
Contamination and causality

Feature Stories:

Smoothing the way for wrinkle-free wireless
A lab application nearly ready for release
Paper cutter: sleek reports link systems
Grains and strains of HCV diagnostics
Leaning toward HPV triage to clear up ASCUS
HPV triage data
Sidestepping common deficiencies
Checking for silicates
Where inspectors err
Brass tacks of NCCLS automation standards

Regular Features:

Survey System Review Series: Laboratory automation systems & workcells (PDF, 120 KB)
Survey System Review Series: Physician laboratory links software (PDF, 109 KB)
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A


April 2001

Cover Story:

Out of Order: Grappling With Test Use

Feature Stories:

Nuts and Jolts of Constructing Core Labs
Free PSA Proving Worthy, But Payers Wary of Worth
Giving Paper the Heave-Ho
Smart Set: Laboratory Leaders Tip Their Hand
How An Iowa Lab Slashed Its pap Test TAT
FDA Tightens Rule, Targets Transfusion Services
The New Rule

Regular Features:

Survey Automated Immunoassay Analyzers (PDF, 171 KB)
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A


March 2001

Cover Story:

Clutter-free POC testing nearing reality
Road-testing a connectivity solution

Feature Stories:

Fact vs. folklore: dealing with CJD
Looking for CJD: as easy as 14-3-3
Everyday DNA–extraction gets easier
The special needs of RNA processing
Casting a wary but hopeful eye on the Capitol
Reinventing HCFA
Arraying the data
Collaborating over the Web
Laboratory Accreditation News: To cite or not to cite–determing what’s right
Laboratory Accreditation News: Averting skirmishes--complaint, conflicts rules revised
Laboratory Accreditation News: Autopsy update–proposals, pointers, and PR
Back to basics--and beyond

President’s Desk:

Dear colleague

Regular Features:

Survey Bedside Glucose Testing Systems (PDF, 86 KB)
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A


February 2001

Cover Story:

No sure bets on micrometastases

Feature Stories:

Making room for a digital image view
Worries surface in wake of waives
IOM lab recommendations right on the money
Why the report, and what CAP argued
What the IOM recommends
Posturing for prosperity: two firms focus on future
Sunquest on its R&D
Triple G on ASPs
Back to the drawing board

Regular Features:

Survey System Review Series: Anatomic Pathology Computer Systems (PDF, 102 KB)


January 2001

Cover Story:

Reclassifying cancer, guided by genomics

Feature Stories:

Winona, Web forge healthy connection
Beefed-up QC gives rise to ruckus

Regular Features:

Survey High-Volume Hematology Analyzers (PDF, 97 KB)


Survey Library

For Strained Labs, Hematology Analyzers Doing More - December 2001 (PDF, 122 KB)
Laboratory Information Systems - November 2001 (PDF, 97 KB)
Blood Bank Information Systems - October 2001 (PDF, 115 KB)
In Vitro Blood Gas Analyzers - September 2001 (PDF, 181 KB)
Chemistry Analyzers (for mid-volume laboratories) - July 2001 (PDF, 109 KB)
Chemistry Analyzers (for low-volume laboratories) - July 2001 (PDF, 72KB)
Billing/Accounts Receivable Systems - June 2001 (PDF, 75 KB)
System Review Series: Laboratory automation systems & workcells - May 2001 (PDF, 120 KB)
System Review Series: Physician laboratory links software - May 2001 (PDF, 109 KB)
Automated Immunoassay Analyzers - April 2001 (PDF, 171 KB)
Bedside Glucose Testing Systems - March 2001 (PDF, 86 KB)
System Review Series: Anatomic Pathology Computer Systems - February 2001 (PDF, 102 KB)
High-Volume Hematology Analyzers - January 2001 (PDF, 97 KB)

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