New CAP Guidelines: Lung Specimens
The College of American Pathologists (CAP) has released new guidelines for lung specimens to help ensure that patients get the best diagnostic testing. Patients battling lung disease are frequently diagnosed through minimally invasive procedures that allow clinicians to perform vital ancillary tests on increasingly small specimens. But how small is too small? What is considered adequate for ancillary testing? And what are the essential steps to ensure that an adequate specimen is collected?