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CAP/NSH HISTOLOGY QUAL IMPROVEMENT PROG - HQIP
HQIP
Analytes/procedures in bold type are regulated for proficiency testing by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Stain/Tissue Challenges/
Shipment A
Challenges/
Shipment B
Number of Shipments
H&E - Tonsillectomy 1 Two shipments per year
H&E - Bone marrow biopsy 1
IHC - CK20 (colon resection) 1
IHC - E-cadherin (ductal carcinoma from breast resection) 1
Special Stain - PAS stain (fungus control tissue) 1
H&E - Ovary resection 1
H&E - Kidney resection 1
IHC - Synaptophysin (pancreas resection) 1
IHC - CD117 (small bowel resection) 1
Special stain - Trichrome (kidney resection) 1

Additional Information

HistoQIP improves the preparation of histologic slides in all anatomic pathology laboratories. In this educational program, participants will receive an evaluation specific to their laboratory, an education critique, and a Participant Summary that includes peer comparison data, evaluators' comments, and performance benchmarking data. An expert panel of pathologists, histotechnologists, and histotechnicians will evaluate submitted slides for histologic technique using uniform grading criteria.


Program Information

  • Includes photographs and online learning assessment questions
  • Participant laboratories may submit up to five stained and coverslipped glass slides (one from each category) per mailing

Shipping Schedule

  • Shipment A: February 6
  • Shipment B: July 24

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