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Recent Updates on COVID-19

October 28, 2020

  • The CAP adds virtual inspections for CLIA-licensed laboratories Learn more
  • The CAP introduces Quality Cross Check—SARS-CoV-2 Serology (COVSQ) Read here

October 21, 2020

  • The CAP announces international virtual inspections for non-CLIA laboratories Read here

October 19, 2020

October 15, 2020

  • New webinar: Coping With COVID-19 Part 2; Laboratory Workforce Impacts. Register now

October 14, 2020

October 6, 2020

September 28, 2020

September 24, 2020

September 23, 2020

  • Listen to the Quality Cross Check SARS-CoV-2 Testing CAPcast to help you manage instrumentation Listen here
  • We hear you: CAP Responds to Your COVID-19 Questions Read the Q & A

September 14, 2020

  • The CAP offers three SARS-CoV-2 PT programs (molecular, serology, and antigen) and one Quality Cross Check program in molecular. Learn more

September 11, 2020

  • The CAP urges laboratories to review the new requirements for reporting SARS-CoV-2 test results during the public health emergency Review here
  • We hear you: CAP Responds to Your COVID-19 Questions Read the Q & A
  • CAP Informatics and Pathology Electronic Reporting (PERT) Committees update answers to questions about COVID-19 reporting requirements See here

September 3, 2020

  • The CAP’s Microbiology Committee updates its COVID-19 topic center with guidance on screening and surveillance Visit here
  • We hear you: CAP Responds to Your COVID-19 Questions Read the Q & A
  • CAP Informatics and Pathology Electronic Reporting (PERT) Committees update answers to questions about COVID-19 reporting requirements See here

    August 28, 2020

    • The CAP Demands Rationale from CDC on COVID-19 Testing Guidance Learn more
    • The CAP Opposes HHS Lab Penalties and for COVID-19 Reporting Requirements Read here
    • CAP Informatics and Pathology Electronic Reporting (PERT) Committees answer questions about COVID-19 reporting requirements See here

    August 27, 2020

    • See the latest news from the Advocacy and legislative front Read more
    • The CAP recommends a modified inspection process to adapt to the current climate in health care and to provide for increased safety measures Learn more

    August 24, 2020

    • The CAP’s Microbiology Committee updates its COVID-19 topic center Visit here
    • Expected 2020 Shipping Dates for proficiency testing View updates
    • We hear you: CAP Responds to Your COVID-19 Questions Read the Q & A

    August 18, 2020

    • The CAP’s Microbiology Committee launches a COVID-19 topic center Visit here

    August 7, 2020

    • The CAP’s Microbiology Committee provides guidance on pooled testing Read the guidance

    August 5, 2020

    July 24, 2020

    • Webinar: Coping with COVID-19 Impacts on the Pathologist Workforce Register now

    July 21, 2020

    • Update for domestic and international PT customers on shipping, testing, and due date information. Read more

    July 16, 2020

    • CAP US Inspections information update See here

    July 9, 2020

    June 29, 2020

    • The CAP is monitoring trends to better inform leaders, elected officials, and government regulators of the challenges laboratories are facing. See June and April surveys results
    • The CAP seeks clarity from the Department of Health and Human Services on new guidance specifying clinical laboratory reporting of COVID-19 test results along with other clinical data elements. Read letter

    June 17, 2020

    • Recording of our webinar Navigating Implementation of SARS-CoV-2 Testing in Your Laboratory now available Access the webinar

    June 15, 2020

    • CAP Members address COVID-19 issues Watch here
    • CAP members talk about financial assistance during COVID-19 See videos
    • CAP members discuss remote working during COVID-19 Watch here

    June 12, 2020

    • Post COVID-COVID – Will We Be Better Prepared for Round Two?
      Thursday, June 25 2020; 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CT)
      The key objectives of this roundtable are to evaluate best practices of recovery in the immediate post-COVID crisis and propose a preparedness plan to sustain a resurgence of the pandemic.
      Learn more and register

    June 9, 2020

    June 5, 2020

    • CAP Resuming Routine US Inspections Read More

    June 1, 2020

    May 26, 2020

    • COVID-19 fee-for-service autopsy list compiled by the CAP Autopsy Committee Review the list
    • Convalescent Plasma: Identifying the Laboratory’s Role in this Potential COVID-19 Treatment Listen to the CAPcast

    May 21, 2020

    • New webinar: You’ve Been Asked to Implement SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Testing: What You Need to Know Register now
    • New webinar: Navigating Implementation of SARS-CoV-2 Testing in Your Laboratory Sign up
    • We hear you: CAP Responds to Your COVID-19 Questions Read the Q & A
    • See information on the federal Loan Forgiveness: Paycheck Protection Program in the Practice Resources for Pathologists tab Learn more
    • Twitter Chat Wrap-Up: How Pathologists Can Navigate COVID-19-Related Practice Management Challenges See highlights

    May 20, 2020

    May 19, 2020

    • CAP introduces Serology PT program for the detection of antibodies against SARS‑CoV‑2 Learn more

    May 14, 2020

    May 13, 2020

    • CAP Statement on the Current Role of Serologic Testing for SARS-CoV-2 Read statement
    • We hear you: CAP Responds to Your COVID-19 Questions Read the Q & A

    May 8, 2020

    • Webinar: CAP survey confirms COVID-19 testing challenges Watch now
    • CAP President Patrick Godbey, MD, FCAP featured in news on testing challenges See News Clip

    May 6, 2020

    April 29, 2020

    • Adding Tests for COVID-19 to Your Laboratory’s Activity Menu Here’s how
    • We hear you: CAP Responds to Your COVID-19 Questions Read the Q & A
    • Implementing a SARS-CoV-2 Test in Your Laboratory (update) Read here

    April 28, 2020

    • CAP Foundation Announces John H. Rippey Grant for Expedited Research: The Impact of Laboratory Testing for SARS-CoV-2 on Quality & Patient Safety Apply here

    April 24, 2020

    • See the latest updates to our Practice Resources for Pathologists Review here
    • We hear you: CAP Responds to Your COVID-19 Questions Read the Q & A
    • Read the latest about “CAP in the News and on Social Media” View here

    April 22, 2020

    • Review the latest Advocacy News and Legislative Alerts related to COVID-19 Read here

    April 21, 2020

    April 20, 2020

    • Learn more about what CAP-accredited laboratories need to do in light of CMS’ suspension of most inspections until further notice Read eAlert
    • Read the latest about “CAP in the News and on Social Media” View here
    • We hear you: CAP Responds to Your COVID-19 Questions Read the Q & A

    April 17, 2020

    • Learn from the CAP’s Microbiology Committee Chair how we developed proficiency testing for SARS-CoV-2 Listen to the CAPcast
    • New section: Practice Resources for Pathologists, for you and your practice to help ease the burden during COVID-19 Visit now

    April 16, 2020

    • CMS suspends most inspections until further notice, see “CAP US Inspections” information Read more
    • We hear you: CAP Responds to Your COVID-19 Questions Read the Q & A

    April 15, 2020

    • The CAP urges Congress to provide further financial and economic assistance to pathology practices Read the story
    • The CAP offers guidance for using a biologic safety cabinet See best practices
    • We hear you: CAP Responds to Your COVID-19 Questions Read the Q & A

    April 14, 2020

    • COVID-19 fee-for-service autopsy list compiled by the CAP Autopsy Committee Review the list

    April 13, 2020

    • Implementing a SARS-CoV-2 Test in Your Laboratory Read here
    • We hear you: CAP Responds to Your COVID-19 Questions Read the Q & A

    April 10, 2020

    April 9, 2020

    • CAP launches new PT Program for the Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Read more
    • Autopsy Committee releases COVID-19 Autopsy Guideline Statement Read the Statement
    • We hear you: CAP Responds to Your COVID-19 Questions Read the Q & A

    April 8, 2020

    •  CAP strongly supports Senate legislation to increase the Paycheck Protection Program. Read our statement
    •  Updated Guidance for COVID-19 Testing for CAP-Accredited Laboratories. Get the latest guidance
    • CAP accreditation programs offer clarification for remote review and quality control during COVID-19. Read the alert

    April 7, 2020

    • We hear you: CAP Responds to Your COVID-19 Questions Read the Q & A
    • The Informatics Committee adds an additional resource related to COVID-19. Read more

    April 6, 2020

    April 3, 2020

    • Coming Soon: New PT Program for the Detection of SARS CoV-2. Read more
    • New FAQs summarize regulatory and payment issues affecting pathologists during the COVID-19 pandemic. Get the answers
    • Answers to Your Questions about Small Business Assistance During COVID-19. Read more
    • Remote sign-out of cases with Digital Pathology FAQs published. Read the FAQs
    • Subject matter experts from the Informatics Committee compile resources for COVID-19. Read more

    April 2, 2020

    • The Cytopathology Committee offers some considerations for cytopathology services during COVID-19. Read the update
    • We hear you: CAP Responds to Your COVID-19 Questions Read the Q & A
    • See updated information in the “For CAP PT Customers” section on our main COVID page. Read more
    • New, free virtual lecture series for pathology residents occurring each weekday in April at 10:00 AM CDT. Get the details
    • CAP members and Junior members can access a range of eLearning courses covering AP, CP and laboratory management topics during the month of April at no charge. Learn more and enroll 
    • The Laboratory Medical Direction course is rescheduled for November 4-5, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Learn about the course
    • The Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration (USFNA) course is rescheduled for November 14-15, 2020 at CAP Headquarters, Northfield, IL. Learn about the course

    April 1, 2020

    March 31, 2020

    March 30, 2020

    • Learn about our COVID-19 response shared during the March 26, 2020 State Pathology Society Presidents webinar. Access the webinar
    • Digital & Computational Pathology and Informatics Committees provide remote sign-out guidance. Read the guidance document
    • We hear you: CAP Responds to Your COVID-19 Questions Read the Q & A

    March 27, 2020

    • Pushing for Pathologists on Multiple Fronts During COVID-19 Crisis: A letter to CAP members from CAP President Patrick E. Godbey, MD, FCAP Read the letter
    • Transfusion, Apheresis and Cellular Therapy Committee provides information on concerns for the national blood supply. Read the update
    • In Historic Stimulus Bill, Congress Fixes COVID-19 Coverage Sought by CAP, Lab Groups Read the update
    • We hear you: CAP Responds to Your COVID-19 Questions Read the Q & A
    • In a CAPCast interview Richard Scanlan, MD, FCAP discusses his experiences bringing COVID-19 testing online at his institution, including some lessons learned.
      Listen to the interview

    March 26, 2020

    • Webinar: Our COVID-19 Response Presented to State Pathology Society Presidents Access the webinar
    • The CAP led an organized advocacy campaign that persuaded the federal government to allow pathologists to work remotely. Read the full story
    • We are responding to your question about COVID-19. Read the Q & A

    March 25, 2020

    • CAP updates test activity menu code in Guidance for COVID-19 Testing for CAP-Accredited Laboratories. Get the latest guidance

    March 24, 2020