Association for Molecular Pathology                       
October 2009, Volume 15, Number 3                                   

Inside this Issue

Front Page
President's Message
Special Features
 AMP Advocacy
 AMP Test Directory
 JMD Report
 Web Editorial Board
 AMP 2009 Preliminary Program
 AMP 2009 Corporate Workshops

Committee Reports
• Clinical Practice Committee
 Membership & Professional   
  Development Committee
 Nominating Committee
 Professional Relations
 Program Committee
 Publications Committee
 Training & Education Committee
Subdivision Reports
 Infectious Diseases
 Solid Tumors
2009 AMP Officers and Appointees
AMP Test Directory
Alexis B. Carter MD By Alexis B. Carter, MD
Editor, AMP Test Directory

All laboratories who utilize the AMP Test Directory were requested to update their directories back in June 2009. The response has been literally overwhelming. I have updated 90% of the requested changes and will be completing the remaining changes in the next month or so. AMP plans to request this update yearly from all member laboratories. As a reminder, laboratories that have not accessed their directories since June 1, 2009, will be contacted for updates separately. If there is no response or the laboratory director/test editor has declined further membership in AMP, then their directory listing will be deleted. Given the number of updates I have received, I do not think there are very many of these!

The updates have brought forth a number of issues with regard to available test types, accreditation status, and ease of data entry into the system. I am maintaining an active record of all of these issues and hope to resolve many of them with AMP Test Directory 2.0 (go-live date not yet assigned). If you have any additional feedback, please do not hesitate to contact me at