CAP checklist item FLO.23706

Peters, Avis Avis.Peters at
Mon Jan 7 11:28:37 EST 2008

We are getting ready for CAP and that is not on our checklist so far. We didn't know
anything about that requirement, but it won't be too bad for us since we store our paper
results now with "All-Data" for 7 years - we'll just increase that to 10 years. Our
electronic files are now stored on a server system so that could be saved forever.
Avis Peters MT(ASCP) QCYM
United Hospital
Flow Cytometry Lab
St. Paul, MN


From: Montgomery, Roberta J [mailto:Roberta.Montgomery at]
Sent: Wed 1/2/2008 3:23 PM
To: cyto-inbox
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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