CAP checklist item FLO.23706

Monica de Baca, MD Monica.deBaca at
Tue Jan 8 16:36:20 EST 2008

This is the response from Dr. Carey to the CAP staffer who posed the
question to him. Dr. Carey chairs the Diagnostic Immunology Resource
Committee at the CAP. 

Subject: Re: FW: CAP checklist item FLO.23706


Yes - they can be saved either via paper or electronic (eg, .pdf files
of gated dot plots and histograms used for final diagnosis.

Also, this really only applies to leukemia / lymphoma flow analysis./


John L. Carey, MD
Vice Chair, Clinical Pathology
Henry Ford Hospital & Medical Group

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>>> "Jaimie Halley nee Gestes  (s)" <jhalley at> 01/07/2008 1:54
PM >>>
Hi, Dr. Carey,
Just want to make sure that the gated dot plots and histograms for
checklist FLO.23706 can be saved either electronically or via paper


From: Monica de Baca, MD [mailto:Monica.deBaca at] 
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 4:26 PM
To: Douglas Murphy (s)
Subject: FW: CAP checklist item FLO.23706


This came across the flow cytometry listserve--

Either would be ok, right?



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 requirement.


 <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
CAP, FLO.23706 which reads "Are gated dot plots and histograms
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
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


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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