1. Home
  2. Laboratory Improvement
  3. Proficiency Testing
  4. New Surveys and Anatomic Pathology Education Programs

New Surveys and Anatomic Pathology Education Programs

See what’s new before you renew your PT for 2020

New technologies, new testing requirements, and emerging diseases all contribute to the rapid evolution of the clinical laboratory environment. The CAP continues to develop our comprehensive range of proficiency testing (PT) to help you maintain the highest degree of accuracy in your laboratory and deliver better, more effective patient care.

Highlights

  • Keep pace with microbiology testing with new molecular programs for Mycoplasma genitalium (MGEN) and lower respiratory pneumonia panel (IDPN)
  • Simplify semiannual instrument comparability studies with the new Quality Cross Check—Cardiac Markers (CRTQ) and Quality Cross Check—Transfusion Medicine (JATQ) programs.
  • Offer your staff up to 100 CE credits with CAP PT.
  • Purchase your PT and manage your account online—you can review, modify, and submit your prepopulated quote.

View all our new programs and decide which ones are right for you.

New PT Programs for 2019/2020

  • Open all Toggle
  • Close all Toggle
  • Test your results against reference method targets with the new Accuracy-Based Glucose, Insulin, and C-peptide Program (ABGIC)
  • HER2 gene amplification by FISH, interpretation only (CYHI)
  • Evaluate your laboratory’s tissue and stain preparation with these new HistoQIP programs for:
    • IHC staining of gliomas (HQNEU)
    • In-situ hybridization staining (HQISH)
    • IHC staining of melanoma biopsies and resections (HQMEL)
    • Laboratory-generated whole slide images (HQWSI)
  • Assess analytic and interpretive steps of IHC testing for the biomarkers:
  • Inherited cancer testing using multi-gene panels (ICSP)
  • Genetic testing for cardiomyopathy using multi-gene panels (CMSP)
  • Cardiac marker testing with Quidel Triage® Cardio2/3 and Troponin I panels (PCARI)
  • Fecal calprotectin testing as a marker for irritable bowel syndrome (FCAL)
  • Methylmalonic acid and active B12 testing for diagnosis of vitamin B12 deficiencies (MMA)
  • Post-immunotherapy analysis by flow cytometry, interpretation only (FL6)
  • Basic microbiology testing in one combined program (RMC)
  • Molecular testing for Herpes simplex virus and Varicella-zoster virus, 5 challenges (ID5)
  • Molecular testing with a lower respiratory pneumonia panel, 5 challenges (IDPN)
  • Molecular testing for Mycoplasma genitalium (MGEN)
  • Molecular testing utilizing gastrointestinal panel, 5 challenges (GIP5)
  • Molecular testing for carbapenem-resistant organisms (CRO)
  • Molecular testing for vaginitis/vaginosis panel (MVP)
  • Automated postvasectomy sperm count and presence/absence (PV1)
  • Testing of designer opioids and benzodiazepines in whole blood (NOB)
  • Whole blood testing of cannabinoids (THCB)
  • Monitoring antifungal drugs in serum (AFD)
  • Automated antibody titer testing from plasma for:
    • Anti-A and Anti-D titers (AABT)
    • Anti-A titer (AABT1)
    • Anti-D titer (AABT2)
    • Anti-B titer (AABT3)
  • Additional volume of the current VM6 program for use with Siemens ADVIA Centaur® (VM6X)

New Quality Improvement Programs for 2019/2020

  • Open all Toggle
  • Close all Toggle

Choose from the most comprehensive menu of Calibration, Verification/Linearity programs. New for 2019/2020:

  • C-peptide and insulin calibration verification/linearity (LN46)

Monitor performance and assess comparability across multiple instruments in your laboratory with Quality Cross Check.

  • Quality Cross Check—Cardiac Markers (CRTQ)
  • Quality Cross Check—Transfusion Medicine (JATQ)

Aid quality improvement efforts in your laboratory with these new Q-PROBESTM:

  • Technical Competency Assessment of Peripheral Blood Smears (QP201)
  • Red Blood Cell Utilization: Single and Double Unit Transfusions (QP202)
  • Inpatient Test Utilization and Volume Benchmarking (QP203)
  • Turnaround Time for Image-Guided Breast Needle Biopsy Specimens (QP204)

New Competency Assessment Program courses for 2020

You may know that your team follows all CLIA regulations to the letter. But at your inspection, if it’s not documented, it’s considered a deficiency. We can help you align your CLIA competency assessment plan with the quality assurance processes you already perform regularly. See the new courses for 2020.

Steps to Renew

  1. Review new programs
  2. Log in to the online store
  3. Access your quote based on previous year’s order
  4. Add new programs based on your test menu
  5. Review account information and place order
Renew Your Order Now Right Arrow