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Individualized Quality Control Plan (IQCP) Resources

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.

IQCP Resources

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)

AST IQCP Introduction (PDF, 100 KB)
AST IQCP Q & A (PDF, 106 KB)
AST IQCP Template (PDF, 719 KB)
AST IQCP Example (PDF, 505 KB | Word, 2 MB)
Disk Diffusion IQCP Example (PDF, 537 KB | Word, 2 MB)

Other Microbiology Tests

  • Microbiology ID Systems (Streamline QC) IQCP Example (PDF, 489 KB | Word, 2 MB)
  • Microbiology Media (CLSI-Exempt) IQCP Example (PDF, 506 KB | Word, 2 MB)

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).