- College of Medicine
Dr. Diane Davey, assistant dean for graduate medical education and professor of pathology at the UCF College of Medicine, presented and voted on recommendations at a recent national conference on benchmarking quality in medical laboratories.
Dr. Davey was a workgroup member at the College of American Pathologists (CAP)/Centers for Disease Control (CDC) conference in Chicago that made specific suggestions on ways to ensure quality in gynecologic cytopathology, the study of disease at the cellular level by examining specimens such as Pap tests.
During the past five months, working groups, such as Dr. Davey’s, examined data on best laboratory practices in cytopathology and then voted on recommendations to ensure patient safety.
CAP is the nation’s leading organization of board-certified pathologists, which serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine. CAP’s Laboratory Accreditation Program is an internationally recognized program that uses teams of practicing laboratory professionals to inspect medical labs and accredit those that achieve the highest standards of excellence.
UCF Health, the College of Medicine’s new clinical practice, recently received CAP accreditation for its on-site laboratory, which will offer clinical pathology services such as fine needle aspiration and Pap test interpretations as well as molecular diagnostic (genetic) testing.