CAP checklist item FLO.23706

Monica de Baca, MD Monica.deBaca at
Fri Jan 4 17:45:49 EST 2008

I have contacted the CAP LAP office for their interpretation on this
question and will reply to the group as soon as I have heard back from
M. E. de Baca, MD FCAP

Member CAP Cancer Committee, CoChair CAP Pathology Electronic Reporting
Physicians Laboratory / Avera McKennan Hospital 
Sioux Falls, SD


	From: Kimberly A. Pacella
[mailto:kimberly.pacella at] 
	Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 9:00 AM
	To: Cytometry Mailing List
Subject: RE: CAP checklist item FLO.23706

	My thought would be that it could be either paper or electronic,
since it doesn't specify.

	There is nothing in the general checklist that addresses it.

	I would also think that since it's a new question, we cannot be
cited for not having records back that far, but would need to show that
our procedure and policies have been changed to reflect the new

	I also have both for leukemia/lymphoma specimens but do not have
CD4 records back farther than 2 years.

	I am interested to see what others think about this new


	<mailto:kimberly.pacella at> 

	Kimberly A. Pacella, MT(ASCP)QCYM

	Manager, Immunology & Flow Cytometry

	Health Network Laboratories

 ph: (610)402-5593

	e-mail:kimberly.pacella at


	From: Montgomery, Roberta J
[mailto:Roberta.Montgomery at] 
	Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 4:24 PM
	To: Cytometry Mailing List
	Subject: CAP checklist item FLO.23706



	Can anyone provide any further information on the new checklist
item for CAP, FLO.23706 which reads "Are gated dot plots and histograms
retained for at least 10 years?"


	I'm wondering if this refers to paper and electronic, or either
one/or the other, and is it for all applications? For example, I have
more than 10 years electronically for CD4 counts, but I don't have paper
records that far back. I thought the requirement for CD4 counts was two
years, and paper or electronic, not necessarily both. I have both for
leukemia/lymphoma (since the beginning) so that isn't a concern for me.


	Robbi Montgomery, MLS, MT(ASCP)SI, CLS(NCA)

	Director of Education

	Clinical Laboratories

	Hennepin County Medical Center

	701 Park Ave, P4

	Minneapolis, MN 55415


	612-904-4229 fax

	roberta.montgomery at  (new email)



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