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New Surveys and Anatomic Pathology Education Programs

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.

Proficiency Testing Disciplines

Accuracy-Based Program

  • Test your results against reference method targets with the new Accuracy-Based Glucose, Insulin, and C-peptide Program (ABGIC)

Anatomic Pathology

  • 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:
    • C-Myc and Bcl-2 (MYBC)
    • Dermatopathology markers (DPIHC)
    • CD30 (CD30)
    • p16 (P16)

Biochemical and Molecular Genetics

  • Inherited cancer testing using multi-gene panels (ICSP)
  • Genetic testing for cardiomyopathy using multi-gene panels (CMSP)

Chemistry

  • Cardiac marker testing with Quidel Triage® Cardio2/3 panels (PCARI)
  • Fecal calprotectin testing as a marker for irritable bowel syndrome (FCAL)

Endocrinology

  • Methylmalonic acid and active B12 testing for diagnosis of vitamin B12 deficiencies (MMA)

Flow Cytometry

  • Post-immunotherapy analysis by flow cytometry, interpretation only (FL6)

Microbiology

  • 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)

Reproductive Medicine

  • Automated postvasectomy sperm count and presence/absence (PV1)

Toxicology

  • Testing of designer opioids and benzodiazepines in whole blood (NOB)
  • Whole blood testing of cannabinoids (THCB)
  • Monitoring antifungal drugs in serum (AFD)

Transfusion Medicine

  • 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)

Quality Improvement Programs

Calibration Verification/Linearity

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

Quality Cross Check

Monitor performance and assess compatibility across multiple instruments in your laboratory.

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

Q-PROBESTM

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

  • 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)