Toxicology Resource Committee

 

Charge

  • To define and monitor the state of the art and emerging technologies in toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring;
  • To contribute to the development, maintenance, and enhancement of effective CAP proficiency testing and laboratory accreditation programs;
  • To provide information and expertise in toxicology, therapeutic drug monitoring and related areas to the College and its members;
  • To develop and promote continuing education opportunities for members of the College and laboratories participating in CAP proficiency programs;
  • To assist the College in providing accurate information to regulatory and other government agencies;
  • To advocate best practices and evidence-based medicine; and
  • To maintain liaisons, where appropriate, with other organizations concerned with toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring.

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

Toxicology Resources

The following publication is available through our CAP Press Publications site.

  • Clinical Toxicology Testing: A Guide for Laboratory Professionals

Related Links

Read issues of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry's Clinical & Forensic Toxicology News.

Commitment

Time Commitment Requirements
Number of face-to-face meetings 3
Length of meetings 2 days
Typical meeting days Saturday and Sunday
Number of conference calls 2
Hours/year of committee work required outside of meetings Members 30+, Vice Chair 45+, Chair 75+
Additional travel or time commitments Chair to attend Council on Scientific Affairs leadership meetings (twice yearly).

Activities of Committee

  • Develop specifications for toxicology products. Products range from urine and serum screening and confirmatory testing, and single analyze products.
  • Review data and establish grading and critiques for these toxicology proficiency testing programs.
  • Provide substantive support for the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program.

Expertise or Experience

  • Interest in promoting pathology as a specialty, and of toxicology
  • Good working knowledge of clinical toxicology

Benefits of Committee Membership

  • Opportunity to interact with experts in the field of toxicology
  • Opportunity to help develop the state of the art through the CAP Laboratory Improvement Programs and lead in the field of toxicology testing

Representation on Committee Beyond the CAP

  • Inbound liaisons from the American Association of Clinical Chemistry
 

Interested in Joining this Committee?