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Recent Updates on COVID-19

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