Accuracy Based Testing Committee

 

Charge

To improve patient care by:

  • promoting standardization and harmonization of clinical laboratory results to ensure appropriate application of laboratory results for patient care;
  • monitoring new reference procedures as they apply to clinical testing procedures;
  • monitoring CAP Accuracy Surveys to monitor performance of field methods;
  • developing and maintaining appropriate materials to allow monitoring of performance of laboratory developed tests (LDTs);
  • providing expertise and education to other programs of the CAP and to CAP members; and
  • maintaining liaisons with other relevant organizations.

This committee reports to the Council on Scientific Affairs. View a list of the current committee members.

Commitment

Time Commitment Requirements
Number of face-to-face meetings 2
Length of meetings 1 day
Typical meeting days Saturday only
Hours/year of committee work required outside of meetings Members 30+, Vice Chair 45+, Chair 75+
Additional travel or time commitments
  • Attendance at the Council on Scientific Affairs leadership meetings for the chair, which occurs two times a year.
  • Committee member attendance at the CAP annual meeting strongly encouraged.
  • Attendance at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.

Activities of Committee

  • Monitor new and emerging issues/practices/technologies in clinical chemistry that may affect patient safety.
  • Provide expertise for potential proficiency testing products. Actively encourage CAP to develop new products to meet needs of field.
  • Contribute to the advancement of clinical chemistry by continually providing information for publication in CAP TODAY, specifically the Q&A section
  • Professional and statistical oversight of the Accuracy Based Surveys Program.
  • Contribute to the continuing education of members through Survey discussions, educational activities, papers, and other various publications.
  • Provide support to the CAP and other CAP committees and programs.

Expertise or Experience

  • A broad knowledge of clinical chemistry including specific knowledge on development of commutable material and analyte stability
  • The chair should have a broad understanding of clinical pathology and the functioning of the College

Benefits of Committee Membership

  • Opportunity to play a significant role in the shaping the practice of clinical chemistry nationally and contributing to patient care
  • The opportunity to meet and work with recognized experts in the field

Representation on Committee Beyond the CAP

  • One liaison from American Association for Clinical Chemistry

Participant Summary Reports and Discussions

The discussions in the participant summary reports provide reviews of participant results from the accuracy-based surveys and educate participants on advancements in the field.

 

Interested in Joining this Committee?