Our Quality Cross Check programs are compliant with the directive regarding proficiency testing on multiple instruments from the United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Learn more about recent changes in the CMS directive for multiple instrument testing.
Proficiency testing for waived whole blood glucose on glucose meters is no longer required for laboratories accredited by the CAP. Laboratories are required to perform alternative performance assessment.
In response to this change, the CAP has introduced Quality Cross Check—Whole Blood Glucose (WBGQ) to better meet the need your needs for alternative performance assessment.
Learn more about how to monitor performance of glucose meters and stay in compliance
How it works
Participants will receive:
- Additional specimens for testing and reporting up to three instruments
- Three challenges in each of the two mailings a year that span the clinical range
- A customized report package, one page for each reported analyte
- Evaluation 1: Peer Group Comparisons, which include:
- Peer group assignment, targets, acceptability limits, and summary statistics for each reported instrument and specimen
- Evaluation of reported results for each instrument and specimen and a graphical summary of the deviation relative to the acceptability limits
- Evaluation 2: Instrument comparisons, which include absolute and percent pairwise differences between reported instruments and specimens
- Participant Summary (PS): Lists of results by peer group to help you compare data against your evaluation report.