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Point of Care Testing Committee

To improve the quality of patient care and safety in physician office laboratories (POLs), in small hospital laboratories, and for point-of-care testing (POCT), the Point of Care Testing Committee will

  • Define and monitor state of the art and emerging technologies
  • Contribute to the development, maintenance, and enhancement of effective proficiency testing and accreditation programs
  • Provide information and expertise to the CAP
  • Contribute to the continuing education of members and laboratory staff
  • Provide for the effective submission of information by the CAP to regulatory agencies
  • Maintain liaisons where appropriate, with other organizations concerned with point-of-care testing

This committee reports to the Council on Scientific Affairs. View a list of the Current Committee Members and find additional resources and information in the Point of Care Testing Topic Center.

Time Commitment Requirements
Number of face-to-face meetings 3
Length of meetings 1 days
Typical meeting days Friday or Saturday
Meeting locations The meeting is usually less than 30 miles from an airport.
Number of conference calls 3-4 per year depending on project assignments
Hours/year of committee work required outside of meetings Members 40+, Vice Chair 45+, Chair 60+;
Additional hours if presenting symposia
Additional travel or time commitments Attendance at the Council on Scientific Affairs Leadership meeting (for the chair)

Activities of Committee

  • Required to serve as a primary or secondary author each year on a continuing education piece that accompanies CAP proficiency testing program materials.
  • Oversees the Laboratory Accreditation Program POCT Checklist.
  • Monitors emerging technologies in the area of POCT.
  • Provides expertise to the CAP on POCT-relevant topics.

Expertise or Experience

  • Interest in promoting pathology as a specialty, and POCT as a subspecialty.
  • Work with POCT situations.
  • An interest in promoting excellence and quality in POCT.
  • Desire to promote quality in POCT.
  • Ability to communicate with non-pathologists about POCT.
  • Interest in authoring educational pieces that provide continuing education credits for CAP proficiency testing program participants.

Benefits of Committee Membership

  • Opportunity to publish education materials.
  • Opportunity to speak at education events.
  • Opportunity to meet and discuss issues with colleagues.

Interested in Joining this Committee?

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Vineeta Shivde, MT(ASCP)
Senior Technical Specialist, Proficiency Testing
325 Waukegan Road
Northfield, IL 60093