Laboratory management curriculum for cytopathology subspecialty training

Ritu Nayar*, Guliz A. Barkan, Cynthia Benedict, Christine Booth, David C. Chhieng, Dina Mody, Momin T. Siddiqui, Laura Z. Tabatabai, Rebecca Johnson

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Laboratory management should be an integral part of training in pathology residency and fellowships. Herein, we have outlined some basic laboratory management topics a graduating cytopathology fellow should be familiar with. An overview of regulatory agencies that have oversight over laboratory testing, cytopathology laboratory accreditation, pre-analytic, analytic and post-analytic quality assurance, billing/coding, basic statistics, verification/validation of testing, physician credentialing, board certification/maintenance of certification, and malpractice in cytopathology are addressed. This review is by no means all inclusive, but rather a guide to the basic management related topics to be covered during cytopathology subspecialty training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-78
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of the American Society of Cytopathology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2018


  • Curriculum
  • Cytopathology
  • Fellowship training
  • Laboratory management
  • Pathology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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