College of American Pathologists

  Master List Information


Updated June 17, 2013

Master List Information for Manufacturers

The master list is any list of methods, manufacturers, instruments, reagents, kits, etc. that relate to the methodology used by participants in their laboratories (also referred to as Product Codes) for accurate reporting on our Surveys and EXCEL Products.

Requests for code additions, changes, or deletions to the master lists must come directly from the manufacturers. CAP PT customers whose product or method does not appear on the master lists should contact their manufacturer and ask them to submit a request to the CAP. Code requests should be sent as early as possible to allow time for processing prior to upcoming mailings. The master lists are finalized approximately 12 weeks before the product ship date.

It is the responsibility of manufacturers to verify the compatibility of their instruments, reagents, or kits with CAP proficiency testing (PT) specimen material before adding a new code and on an ongoing basis. Additional material for in-house compatibility testing can be purchased through the CAP Customer Contact Center, 800-323-4040 option 1#, when available.

Request code additions, changes or deletions, by completing a Master List Change form. Send all completed forms via e-mail to the College.

Master List Change Procedure for Manufacturers (PDF, 73 KB)
Master List Change Form (PDF, 92 KB) (Microsoft Word, 715 KB)

Master List Change forms, questions, and/or comments can be forwarded to the CAP Manufacturer Contact, or by fax , 847-832-8239.