The College of American Pathologists has announced its updated molecular pathology checklist. This new version, released yesterday, includes a section dealing with next-generation sequencing. The section lists requirements spanning the length of the sequencing workflow, from library preparation to variant calling and annotation. The organization adds that its lists are used in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services accreditation process. "The workgroup was judicious in developing the requirements by creating the necessary framework for clinical testing using next generation sequencing and yet not being overly prescriptive to accommodate the differences in the technology platforms and the growth of the rapidly evolving technology," says Nazneen Aziz, head of molecular medicine at CAP, in a statement.