- To define and monitor the state of the art and emerging technologies in toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring;
- To contribute to the development, maintenance, and enhancement of effective CAP proficiency testing and laboratory accreditation programs;
- To provide information and expertise in toxicology, therapeutic drug monitoring and related areas to the College and its members;
- To develop and promote continuing education opportunities for members of the College and laboratories participating in CAP proficiency programs;
- To assist the College in providing accurate information to regulatory and other government agencies;
- To advocate best practices and evidence-based medicine; and
- To maintain liaisons, where appropriate, with other organizations concerned with toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring.
The following publication is available through our CAP Press Publications site.
- Clinical Toxicology Testing: A Guide for Laboratory Professionals
Read issues of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry's Clinical & Forensic Toxicology News.
|Time Commitment Requirements|
|Number of face-to-face meetings||3|
|Length of meetings||2 days|
|Typical meeting days||Saturday and Sunday|
|Number of conference calls||2|
|Hours/year of committee work required outside of meetings||Members 30+, Vice Chair 45+, Chair 75+|
|Additional travel or time commitments||Chair to attend Council on Scientific Affairs leadership meetings (twice yearly).|
Activities of Committee
- Develop specifications for toxicology products. Products range from urine and serum screening and confirmatory testing, and single analyze products.
- Review data and establish grading and critiques for these toxicology proficiency testing programs.
- Provide substantive support for the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program.
Expertise or Experience
- Interest in promoting pathology as a specialty, and of toxicology
- Good working knowledge of clinical toxicology
Benefits of Committee Membership
- Opportunity to interact with experts in the field of toxicology
- Opportunity to help develop the state of the art through the CAP Laboratory Improvement Programs and lead in the field of toxicology testing
Representation on Committee Beyond the CAP
- Inbound liaisons from the American Association of Clinical Chemistry