In accordance with the Society's Constitution and its legacy of commitment to the ethical practice of our profession (Article IV Section 2A and Article Xll Section 1), we do hereby resolve to promote evidence based pathology (Article II Section 1) among its members.

To that end we endorse the recommendations put forth by the Gastrointestinal Pathology Society, stating that there is no indication for "up front" ancillary studies, with the following permitted exceptions:

– Helicobacter pylori (special stain or immunostain) for gastric biopsies

– Differential mucin stains for gastric and gastroesophageal biopsies