Re: CAP (Inspectors)

From:"J. A. Kiernan"

We histonetters hear quite a lot about the
dreaded CAP inspectors, but those of us not
subject to the College of American Pathologists
do not meet them. Could someone tell us outsiders
who these people are? Are they pathologists with
medical degrees and postgraduate training? If so,
why are they dreaded and reviled? If they are
not trained in pathology, why does a college of
pathologists hire them to inspect labs that do
work for pathologists?

Many more questions could be asked about how
someone qualifies to be hired as a lab inspector, 
but I've probably asked enough already! 
John A. Kiernan
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
The University of Western Ontario
London,   Canada   N6A 5C1
David Anderson wrote:
> I just went through my first CAP inspection since returning to the US.
> I mean no disrespect to the inspectors, they were pleasant enough people,
> but, when all is said and done, I would rather have been back in the Middle
> East facing a suicide bomber.

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