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.
- Fellowship training
- Laboratory management
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine