By Bernadette Toner

The College of American Pathologists has formed a workgroup charged with developing a checklist for certifying labs running clinical tests based on next-generation sequencing technology.

The CAP workgroup, which is still in its early stages of activity, hopes to have an accreditation checklist for next-gen sequencing in place by the end of 2012, according to Nazneen Aziz, director of molecular medicine at CAP and the organization's staff lead for the effort.

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