The College of American Pathologists (CAP) established a revised set of recommendations for placental evaluation in 1997. In review of the literature and anecdotally, there is discrepancy regarding placental submission to pathology. We evaluated adherence to CAP guidelines for placental pathology and clinical utility of the results.
College of American Pathologists, guideline adherence, placenta, pathology, pregnancy
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Recommended CitationSteines JC, Ogundoyin AM, Stockdale CK. Placenta pathology evaluation: are CAP guidelines useful? A preliminary analysis. Proc Obstet Gynecol. 2012 May 15;2(3):Article 5 [2 p.]. Available from: http://ir.uiowa.edu/pog/vol2/iss3/5. Free full text article.
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