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Latest News and Practice Data

Keeping you informed on the latest issues affecting pathology and laboratory medicine

Advocacy update is a premier CAP member benefit. Delivered weekly to members' email, it provides news that affects pathology and laboratory medicine, including:

  • Policy
  • Legislation and political action
  • Economic and regulatory affairs

In addition, CAP members receive special advocacy update alerts throughout the year when news breaks.

Advocacy Update: December 4, 2023

Citing substantial undue regulatory burdens and costs on laboratories, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) called on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make significant changes to its proposed regulation of laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) in a letter to the FDA on December 4.

Browse Previous Issues

Advocacy update previous issues and special reports are available for the last two years.

Quarterly Advocacy Update

Review the last quarter’s relevant advocacy updates in a snapshot of key issues and accomplishments of our advocacy efforts at the federal and state level.

Practice Data

To fight for your interests, we must stay in touch with you on the issues that matter most. That's why our advocacy efforts are informed by ongoing research and comprehensive surveys of pathology practices.

The CAP's Policy Roundtable provides timely, well-researched, and objective policy analysis to advance the specialty and address changes in the health care system that affect pathology and pathologists' ability to provide benefits to patients. Learn more about our Pathology Practice Survey work.

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