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Statement of MTDE Support from CAP

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) continues to support and provide expert input on the BloodPAC Data Commons and recognizes the BloodPAC Consortium’s latest pre-analytical minimal technical data elements (MTDEs) as a best practice example of developing preanalytical factors “fit-for-use” for studies utilizing technologies profiling ctDNA in cancer patients.  In addition to BloodPAC pre-analytical MTDEs, the CAP also encourages consulting the CAP Biorepository Accreditation Program (BAP) guidelines as well as those set forth in the National Cancer Institute’s Best Practices and by the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories to ensure that uniform practices are used in all BAP-accredited organizations. The CAP will monitor any changes proposed by the BloodPAC Consortium that may impact guidelines and best practices and reconsider this statement as appropriate.

Lea Salvatore