The American Society of Dermatopathology

Quality Assurance Programs


ASDP offers three quality assurance programs.

Diagnostic Quality Assurance Exams & Self-Assessments

Open to physicians who practice dermatopathology or have a special interest in pathology of the skin or research therein.  The DQA Exams and Self-Assessments are available for credit for a three-year period after publication and provide immediate results and confirmation of credit earned.
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Immunofluorescence Proficiency Testing (Indirect Testing Only)

Open to laboratory directors, dermatopathologists, dermatologists and pathologists. This test is offered twice a year.

Registration Deadlines:
Spring Program: March 1, 2022
Fall Program: September 1, 2022
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Laboratory Proficiency Testing

Open to laboratory directors, histotechnologists and dermatopathology trainees.

Laboratory Proficiency Testing is offered in spring and fall to help satisfy CLIA requirements for biennial testing.  Registration is not automatic.  You must register for Spring and Fall Laboratory Proficiency Testing in order to participate. Certificate of participation will be issued upon completion of each laboratory proficiency testing.

Registration Deadlines:
Spring Program: March 1, 2022
Fall Program: September 1, 2022
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