The CAP Pathology and Laboratory Quality Center, along with our professional partners, is advancing the practice of pathology and laboratory
medicine by bringing evidence-based medicine and consensus recommendations to the forefront of clinical decision making.
The CAP Guidelines help pathologists and other clinicians:
- make more informed decisions about diagnosis and optimal treatment, and
- place emphasis on the pathologist’s role to the center of patient care.
Adopting these guidelines helps pathologists and lab professionals to provide more effective testing, consistent and high-quality results, and expert interpretations.
The CAP guidelines are updated on a regular interval and are freely available.
Submit your ideas for future guidelines that CAP may consider developing or become a contributor and volunteer to participate in our guideline development and review process.