Books for Pathologists
Published by CAP (College of American Pathologists)

Revised: 18 September 2015

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Brown: Histologic Preparations: Common Problems and Their Solutions
By Richard Brown
2009 (1st ed), 168 pages, $50 list
The "how to" guide to good slide preparation, Histologic Preparations: Common Problems and Their Solutions, was developed by the Histotechnology Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) in conjunction with the National Society for Histotechnology (NSH). Building on data and images from the NSH/CAP histology quality assurance program, HistoQIP, the book presents photographic examples of well-prepared slides followed by numerous examples of associated problems and their solutions. Histologic Preparations is a reference text as well as a teaching tool. Written for pathologists, pathology residents, histotechnologists, and histotechnicians as well as histology students, this thorough book contains troubleshooting techniques for the most common artifacts and problems incurred in routine histologic preparations.
CAP: Basic Competencies in Forensic Pathology: A Forensic Pathology Primer
2006 (1st ed), 225 pages, $45 list
Basic Competencies in Forensic Pathology outlines the concepts and techniques used in forensic pathology. Prepared by the Forensic Pathology Committee of the College of American Pathologists in conjunction with the National Association of Medical Examiners, the primer is intended to be a quick reference for pathologists in training and those who do occasional forensic autopsies.
CAP: The Best of CAP TODAY Q&A
2010 (1st ed), 176 pages, $30 list
The Best of CAP TODAY Q&A is a compilation of experts’ answers to readers’ questions as published in the popular Q&A section of CAP TODAY. Spanning a decade, topics will appeal to both anatomic and clinical pathologists as well as cytopathologists, medical technologists, and laboratory directors.
Cherian: Flow Cytometry in Evaluation of Hematopoietic Neoplasms: A Case-Based Approach
By Sindhu Cherian
2012 (1st ed), 176 pages, $110 list
Flow Cytometry in Evaluation of Hematopoietic Neoplasms: A Case-Based Approach is a practical, case-based guide to flow cytometric analysis in the workup of hematopoietic neoplasms presenting in the peripheral blood, marrow, lymphoid tissue, and extranodal sites. Using multi-color techniques pioneered by Brent Wood, the text demonstrates a unique approach to diagnosis of hematopoietic malignancies as well as identification of small abnormal populations in the posttherapy setting (minimal residual disease testing).
Collins: An Introduction to Autopsy Technique
By Kim Collins
2005 (2nd ed), 170 pages, $75 list
This popular “how-to” manual depicts both general and specialized techniques for performing autopsies in postmortem examinations in a hospital setting. Perfect for both pathologists-in-training and those who may not perform autopsies on a regular basis, the two-volume set includes an illustrated narrative description of autopsy methods as well as a set of step-by-step diagrams for use in the autopsy suite.
Collins: Autopsy Performance & Reporting
By Kim Collins
2003 (2nd ed), 405 pages, 40 figures, $95 list
This comprehensive text is for seasoned autopsy pathologists and those who may not deal with autopsies on a regular basis. Prepared by the CAP Autopsy Committee, Autopsy Performance & Reporting contains 40 chapters authored by 35 experts. Divided into six sections, this text covers an introduction to the autopsy, preautopsy and administration, autopsy safety, autopsy performance, autopsy reporting, and quality control/quality assurance.
Collins: Special Autopsy Dissections
By Kim Collins
2010 (1st ed), 50 pages, $50 list
Pathologists learning autopsy technique and even those with extensive autopsy experience will find Special Autopsy Dissections a handy guide to the performance of special dissections that are seldom or only periodically performed. The book is especially useful for cases involving unexplained cardiac death, intravascular air, thromboemboli, portal hypertension, deaths in custody, sexual assault, neuromuscular disorders, ocular abnormalities, middle ear disorders, long bone examination, jaw removal for identification, and rare cases in which deep examination of the face is required. Tips are also provided for autopsy-related procedures such as obtaining fingerprints, defleshing bone, and many other topics.
Froede: Handbook of Forensic Pathology
By Richard Froede
2003 (2nd ed), 589 pages, 100 figures, $95 list
Covering a broad range of topics, the text emphasizes forensic investigation and autopsy procedures, chain of custody, determination of time and manner of death, special procedures for examining and identifying the body, and specific circumstances surrounding natural and unnatural deaths. Also included are examples of standard forms and body diagrams.
Galagan: Color Atlas of Body Fluids: An Illustrated Field Guide Based on Proficiency Testing
By Katherine Galagan
2006 (1st ed), pages unlisted, $150 list
The Color Atlas of Body Fluids is the latest in the color atlas series from the CAP Hematology and Clinical Microscopy Resource Committee. Lavishly illustrated, the atlas is a comprehensive reference based on more than 20 years of proficiency testing in body fluids.
Gerszten: Atlas of Paleopathology: Autopsies in South American Mummies
By Enrique Gerszten
2012 (1st ed), 127 pages, $35 list
Atlas of Paleopathology: Autopsies in South American Mummies documents 40 years’ experience in excavating and examining mummified remains in South America, initially under the auspices of the National Geographic Society and later through the Department of Pathology at the Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. The numerous images presented represent a multidisciplinary study comprising pathologists, anthropologists, and archaeologists investigating pre-Colombian civilizations from the regions that are today Peru and Chile.
Haber: Color Atlas of the Urinary Sediment: An Illustrated Field Guide Based on Proficiency Testing
By Meryl Haber
2010 (1st ed), pages unlisted, $175 list
Color Atlas of the Urinary Sediment presents a new approach to urine sediment evaluation. Following the format of the previous CAP color atlases, the text includes photomicrographs of the urinary sediment, a discussion of the pertinent morphologic features of each element, and the results of the identification of the particular element by both referees and participants in the CAP proficiency testing program. Additional images not used in CAP Surveys are also included for completeness. Readers will find this atlas a useful adjunct to urine sediment analysis and a valuable reference for the laboratory.
Hanzlick: Cause of Death and the Death Certificate
By Randy Hanzlick
2006 (1st ed), 244 pages, $40 list
Cause of Death and the Death Certificate is intended for any person who must prepare, review, or interpret cause-of-death statements appearing on death certificates or other medical documents, such as autopsy reports. It is a comprehensive manual derived mainly from previous publications from the College of American Pathologists, including The Medical Cause of Death Manual (1994) and Cause of Death Statements and Certification of Natural and Unnatural Deaths: Protocol and Options (1997). This book contains updated information and has been broadened in content to provide information not only useful to physicians, medical examiners, and coroners, but to the public as well.
Hoyer: Color Atlas of Hemoglobin Disorders: A Compendium Based on Proficiency Testing
By James Hoyer
2003 (1st ed), 332 pages, 400 images, $150 list
The most up-to-date and comprehensive publication on hemoglobinopathies available today, the Color Atlas of Hemoglobin Disorders draws its material from recent proficiency testing surveys conducted by the CAP Hematology and Clinical Microscopy Resource Committee. The cases are arranged in increasing order of complexity and represent a comprehensive array of hemoglobin disorders.
Kiechle: So You’re Going to Collect a Blood Specimen: An Introduction to Phlebotomy
By Frederick Kiechle
2013 (14th ed), 80 pages, $25 list
For more than 35 years, So You’re Going to Collect a Blood Specimen: An Introduction to Phlebotomy has served as a basic text and functional reference guide for phlebotomy. The latest edition emphasizes safety considerations for phlebotomists, other health care professionals, and patients—especially needlestick safety and prevention.
Kottke-Marchant: An Algorithmic Approach to Hemostasis Testing
By Kandice Kottke-Marchant
2008 (1st ed), 396 pages, $225 list
An Algorithmic Approach to Hemostasis Testing is a well-illustrated reference text and practical guide for pathologists and laboratories engaged in hemostasis testing. It includes sections on hemostasis physiology, the basics of laboratory testing and interpretation, sample collection and processing, patient history and diagnostic criteria, and anticoagulant drug monitoring.
Magnani: Clinical Toxicology Testing: A Guide for Laboratory Professionals
By Barbarajean Magnani
2012 (1st ed), 304 pages, $95 list
Clinical Toxicology Testing: A Guide for Laboratory Professionals is a practical guide to setting up, overseeing, and directing hospital toxicology laboratory operations. The book focuses on the complex issues facing the laboratory director or pathologist in this role, as well as those in training in the field of laboratory medicine. It addresses not only pharmacological principles, testing menus, and methodologies, but also clinical test interpretation for specialized areas such as the emergency department, the pain clinic, and the autopsy suite. In addition, it serves as an introduction to such topics as workplace drug testing and relevant regulatory issues. It provides the reader with a comprehensive view of what is needed—and expected—when offering a clinical toxicology service.
Nakhleh: Quality Management in Anatomic Pathology
By Raouf Nakhleh
2005 (1st ed), 200 pages, $95 list
Quality Management in Anatomic Pathology is the only comprehensive manual designed to improve patient care while ensuring your laboratory achieves its accreditation standards. The manual provides pathologists and laboratory directors with the tools necessary to develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive quality improvement program. It emphasizes regulatory compliance, with cross-references to the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program (LAP) checklist items and CLIA regulations.
Valenstein: Quality Management In Clinical Laboratories: Promoting Patient Safety Through Risk Reduction And Continuous Improvement
By Paul Valenstein
2005 (1st Ed), 250 pages, $95 list
Quality Management In Clinical Laboratories: Promoting Patient Safety Through Risk Reduction and Continuous Improvement is a practical “how-to” manual written for the laboratory director, supervisor, and practicing pathologist. Sponsored by the College of American Pathologists Quality Practices Committee and Patient Safety and Performance Measures Committee, the manual is designed to help readers manage quality and patient safety in clinical laboratories; comply with quality and patient safety regulations and accreditation requirements; and develop and administer a quality management plan.
Wagar: Laboratory Administration for Pathologists
By Elizabeth Wagar
2011 (1st ed), pages unlisted, $100 list
Laboratory Administration for Pathologists covers all aspects of clinical and anatomic pathology laboratory administration. In a practical approach, this book provides the core principles and tools of management for the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine.
Wilbur: College of American Pathologists Practical Guide to Gynecologic Cytopathology: Morphology, Management, and Molecular Methods
By David Wilbur
2008 (1st ed), 270 pages, $95 list
Every practitioner will appreciate this image-rich guide that extensively covers the principles of gynecologic cytopathology. The 270-page reference volume takes a thorough look at practical matters such as evaluations of patients and their specimens as well as criteria to determine specimen adequacy. You will find comprehensive reviews of the morphology of the vast majority of entities both benign and malignant that are routinely identified in Pap tests.