College of American Pathologists

  Hematology and Clinical Microscopy

  Updated February 4, 2014


CAP Proficiency Testing CAP Proficiency Testing

  • Amniotic Fluid Leakage (AFL)
  • Automated Body Fluid Count
    (ABF1, ABF2, ABF3)
  • Automated Urinalysis (UAA, UAA1)
  • Basic Hematology (HE, HEP)
  • Bile Crystals (BCR)
  • Blood Cell Identification (BCP)
  • Body Fluid Crystals (BFC)
  • Body Fluids Benchtop Reference Guide (BF-BTRG)
  • Bone Marrow Differential (BMD)
  • Clinical Microscopy (CMP)
  • Clinical Microscopy Miscellaneous (CMMP)
  • Dipstick Confirmatory Testing (DSC)
  • Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR, ESR1)
  • Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate, Alifax Instrument (ESR2)
  • Extended Virtual Peripheral Blood Smear (EHE1)
  • Fecal Fat (FCFS)
  • Fetal Hemoglobin (APT)
  • Gastric Occult Blood (GOCB)
  • Hematology Automated Differentials (FH1-FH10, FH1P-FH10P)
  • Hemocytometer Fluid Count (HFC)
  • Hemoglobinopathy (HG)
  • Lamellar Body Count (LBC)
  • Occult Blood (OCB)
  • Rapid Total White Blood Cell Count (RWBC)
  • Reticulocyte (RT, RT2, RT3, RT4)
  • Rupture of Fetal Membranes (ROM)
  • Sickle Cell Screening (SCS)
  • Special Clinical Microscopy Urine Hemosiderin (SMC1) and Urine Eosinophils (SMC2)
  • Urine Crystals (URC)
  • Urine Microalbumin and Creatinine (UMC)
  • Urine Sediment and Body Fluid Color Photographs and CD-ROM (CMP)
  • Virtual Body Fluid (VBF)
  • Virtual Peripheral Blood Smear (VPBS)
  • Waived Combination (HCC)
  • Worm Identification (WID)

Publications Publications

Color Atlas of the Urinary Sediment:An Illustrated Field Guide Based on Proficiency Testing (2010)

Color Atlas of Hematology:
An Illustrated Field Guide
Based on Proficiency Testing

An Algorithmic Approach to
Hemostasis Testing

Color Atlas of Body Fluids: An Illustrated Field Guide Based on Proficiency Testing (2006)

Quality Management In Clinical Laboratories: Promoting Patient Safety Through Risk Reduction And Continuous Improvement (2005)

So You’re Going to Collect a Blood Specimen: An Introduction to Phlebotomy 11th Edition (2005)

Color Atlas of Hemoglobin Disorders: A Compendium Based on Proficiency Testing (2003)

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Education Activities 2012 Educational Activities

BMD-A Mailing: “Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Leukemia”
(PDF, 1.7 MB)
KP-B Mailing: “E Beta Thalassemia” and “Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency”
(PDF, 782 KB)
VPBS-B Mailing: “Hereditary Spherocytosis”
(PDF, 723 KB)

Educational Activities Archives

Clinical Microscopy Discussions 2012 Clinical Microscopy Discussions

CM-A Body Fluids: “Reactive Mesothelial and Mature Plasma Cells” and “Large Cell Lymphoma”
(PDF, 400 KB)
CM-B Body Fluids: “Burkitt Lymphoma” and “Breast Cancer”
(PDF, 735 KB)

Clinical Microscopy Discussions Archives

Hemoglobinopathies Discussions2012 Hemoglobinopathies Discussions

HG-A: “HbS/Hb Korle-Bu” and HbS/Hb G-Philadelphia
(PDF, 437 KB)
HG-B “Beta-thalassemia trait” and “Delta chain variant (Hb A2)”
(PDF, 702 KB)

Hematology Discussions2012 Virtual Body Fluid Discussions

VBF-A: “Candida Albicans” and “Ovarian Cancer”
(PDF, 537 KB)
VBF-B “Pneumococcus” and “Breast Cancer”
(PDF, 389 KB)

Hematology Discussions 2012 Hematology Discussions

BMD-B: “Post-chemotherapy bone marrow (Normal bone marrow)”
(PDF, 534 KB)
EHE1-A “Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (chronic phase)̵ and “B Lymphoblast Crisis (B Lymphocytic Leukemia) of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia”
(PDF, 792 KB)
EHE1-B “Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)” and “Prolymphocytic transformation of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)”
(PDF, 902 KB)
KP-A “Pre B-ALL” and “Burkitt Lymphoma”
(PDF, 358 KB)
KP-C “Oxidative Hemolytic Anemia” and “Dengue Fever”
(PDF, 557 KB)
VPBS-A “Thrombocytopenia Purpura (TTP)” and “Mucopolysaccharoidosis Type III”
(PDF, 842 KB)
VPBS-B “Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)”
(PDF, 449 KB)

Hematology Discussions Archives

CAP Today Q&A CAP Today Articles

December 2012 CAP Today Q&A
(PDF, 208 KB)
September 2012 CAP Today Q&A
(PDF, 249 KB)
2012 CAP Today Q&A (PDF, 175 KB)
2011 CAP Today Q&A (PDF, 88 KB)

CAP Today Articles Archives