Year Created: 2012

Coordinators:  Dr. Laurette Geldenhuys  (Halifax, NS), Dr. Vina Alexopoulou (Hamilton, ON)

Objectives/Mission: The CAP-ACP Nephropathology Special Interest Group (SIG) is an informal group of members that share information on nephropathology through email, share cases, and may meet at the CAP-ACP Annual Meeting or other pathology meetings.

Upcoming events



Retention Guidelines for Medical Renal Biopsies
Developed and approved by Nephropathology Special Interest Group, July 17, 2015

- Blocks and slides for light microscopy - 20 years or longer
- Slides for immunofluorescence, kept in refrigerator - One month after the case has been verified
- Frozen tissue for immunofluorescence - 20 years or longer at -70 degrees C
- Blocks and grids for electron microscopy - 20 years or longer
- Images from electron microscopy - indefinitely
- Reports - Indefinitely

British Renal Pathology EQA Scheme Guidelines, 2012

Renal Pathology Society
AJKD Atlas of Renal Pathology


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