CAP Guidelines

Our Pathology and Laboratory Quality Center for Evidence-based Guidelines (Center), along with our professional partners, is advancing the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine by bringing recommendations to the forefront of clinical decision making.

Adopting these guidelines helps pathologists and laboratory professionals to provide more effective testing with consistent, high-quality results, and expert interpretations.

Pathologists, laboratory professionals, and others may submit a topic for us to consider developing.

Evidence-based Guidelines (EBGs)

The Center guidelines help pathologists and other clinicians:

  • Make more informed decisions about diagnosis and optimal treatment.
  • Place emphasis on the pathologist's role to the center of patient care.

The guideline principles follow the National Academy of Medicine's standards, and we develop evidence-based guidelines through a rigorous and transparent process.

Improve diagnostic and treatment decision making

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