Point of Care Testing Resource Committee



To improve the quality of patient care and safety in physician office laboratories (POLs), in small hospital laboratories, and for point-of-care testing (POCT), the Point of Care Testing Committee will:

  • define and monitor state of the art and emerging technologies; contribute to the development, maintenance, and enhancement of effective proficiency testing and accreditation programs;
  • provide information and expertise to the CAP;
  • contribute to the continuing education of members and laboratory staff;
  • provide for the effective submission of information by the CAP to regulatory agencies; and
  • maintain liaisons where appropriate, with other organizations concerned with point-of-care testing.

This committee reports to the Council on Scientific Affairs. View a list of the current committee members and find additional resources and information in the Point of Care Testing Topic Center.


Time Commitment Requirements
Number of face-to-face meetings 3
Length of meetings 1.5 days
Typical meeting days Saturday and Sunday
Meeting locations The meeting is usually less than 30 miles from an airport.
Number of conference calls 3-4 per year depending on project assignments
Hours/year of committee work required outside of meetings Members 40+, Vice Chair 45+, Chair 60+

Additional hours if presenting symposia

Additional travel or time commitments Attendance at the Council on Scientific Affairs Leadership meeting for the chair

Activities of Committee

  • Develops educational activities for the EXCEL program, providing continuing education credits for participants.
  • Oversees the Laboratory Accreditation Program POCT Checklist.
  • Monitors emerging technologies in the area of POCT.

Expertise or Experience

  • Interest in promoting pathology as a specialty, and POCT as a subspecialty
  • Work with POCT situations
  • An interest in promoting excellence and quality in POCT
  • Desire to promote quality in POCT
  • Ability to communicate with nonpathologists about POCT

Benefits of Committee Membership

  • Opportunity to publish education materials
  • Opportunity to speak at education events
  • Opportunity to meet and discuss issues with colleagues

Interested in Joining this Committee?