The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program has been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to implement the Individualized Quality Control Plan (IQCP) option. Laboratories may use the published checklists and the information below to help maintain continuous compliance.
|Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 608 KB)
IQCP Eligibility Determination (PDF, 78 KB)
Microbiology: Key to Individualized Quality control Plan Option vs. Default CLIA/CAP Requirements (PDF, 154 KB)
IQCP: We Created One, Now What Do We Do With It?(November 2017 Webinar)
Annual Assessment of IQCP – Example Form (Word, 627 KB)
Key Updates to IQCP Checklist (Podcast)
|Prepare your Laboratory for Inspection |
Instructions for Completing the Individualized Quality Control Plans Form (PDF, 158 KB)
List of Individualized Quality Control Plans Form (Word, 627 KB)
Please note: IQCP Summary Form Discontinued on 5/17/17 (see Frequently Asked Questions)
Jointly Developed IQCP Resources
View materials developed jointly by members from the CAP, American Society of Microbiology, and the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute. Use of this material does not guarantee approval by licensing, certifying, or accrediting agencies or organizations.
Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST)
Other Microbiology Tests
Resources for Laboratory Inspectors
For More Information: Visit the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services website for additional CMS IQCP guidance, brochures and the CDC IQCP Workbook (step-by-step guide).