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Who can benefit from this Course of Study?
This course of study is a combination of existing CRI® products packaged to meet the specific needs of facilities that perform non-waived testing and are required to enroll in proficiency testing. You will learn:
- The CLIA ’88 requirements for proficiency testing enrollment and performance
- Special situations that effect PT enrollment
- PT documentation requirements
- Two common errors that can occur when submitting PT results
- How to take the necessary steps when reviewing your PT scores
- How to interpret satisfactory and successful PT performance
- The importance of investigating and resolving PT failures
- When self-evaluation of PT scores is necessary
- How to determine the causes of PT failures
- How to prevent test system problems that impact PT performance and patient test results
- The potential consequences of PT failures
- The requirements for split-sample testing
This course of study includes a course that has been approved for P.A.C.E.® credit. There are no prerequisites for this course of study.
CLIA Facts 26: Proficiency Testing Information (Download)
CLIA Facts 29: Proficiency Testing Paperwork (Download)
CLIA Facts 30: Evaluating Your PT Results (Download)
LabGuide 8: Proficiency Testing (Download)
LabGuide 9: Split Specimen Analysis (Download)
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