The National Pathology Quality Registry (NPQR) is a national quality and benchmarking program led by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). This powerful Registry captures data that measure adherence to clinical practice guideline recommendations, quality and performance standards, and appropriate use criteria (AUC) for laboratories.

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Monitoring Appropriate Utilization of Laboratory Testing Courses

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Improving Pre-Analytical
Processes

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Optimizing Turnaround Time
and Critical Value Reporting

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Assessing Analytical and
Diagnostic Accuracy

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Establishing Best Practices through
National and Peer Group Comparisons

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National Quality
Measurement Platform

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Quick Program Facts:

  • The NPQR was developed as a tool for pathologists and laboratory professionals to promote best practices within laboratory medicine. This tool will also benefit our clinical colleagues and ultimately improve patient care.
  • Designed with laboratory information system providers, the Registry supports integration with multiple LIS, and includes quality and performance measures spanning the categories outlined above.
  • LIS registry certification will be offered at no charge to LIS providers who join the program in its initial year.
  • The NPQR will be offered at no charge to laboratories within the first year of Registry operations.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Contact for More Information:

Ali Brown, MD, FASCP
Medical Director,
National Pathology Quality Registry, ASCP
Email: Ali.Brown@ascp.org

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