A function of the ACS is to assist with development and application of clinical flow cytometry applications for hospitals and laboratories in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. This includes the preparation of policy documents, guidelines and education programs.
Policy documents produced by the ACS are issued to describe consensus agreement among its members and associates about methods and behaviors it follows in conducting its affairs activities both general and in specific circumstances. These policy documents while not binding are provided as a guide and to assist laboratories with conforming to legislative requirements for testing considered acceptable for good laboratory practice. Failure to consider these policy documents may pose a risk to public health and patient safety.
The ACS has published one policy document, entitled “CLINICAL FLOW CYTOMETRY
IN VITRO DIAGNOSTIC TEST REQUIREMENTS” which may be downloaded below