The California Thoracic Society is
a chapter of the American Thoracic Society (ATS)


Proficiency Testing Program

ABG, Electrolyte+ and CO-Oximetry
Proficiency Testing Program 


2015 PT Action Calendar (PDF)

2015 PT Program Enrollee Reference Manual (PDF)


KEY FEATURES OF THE CTS PROFICIENCY TESTING (PT) PROGRAM:

  • Approved by the CMS, the Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA), and CAP.
  • Meets CMS (CLIA '88) and California state requirements for Blood Gas (pH, pCO2 and pO2), Electrolytes+ (CL-, K+ and Na+, glucose), Co-Oximetry (total Hb) PT, and hematocrit.
  • Access to expert reference lab technicians for telephone/email consultation and one-on-one assistance.
  • Computerized statistical analyses and inter-laboratory comparison with peers, using CLIA ’88 scoring criteria and evaluation processes.

**REVISED 2015 CTS PT General Instructions**

Shipment Cover Page - KEY

Supplemental Instructions: Blood Gases / Electrolytes+ (BG) 

Supplemental Instructions: Co-oximetry (CO)

Bayer Rapidlab® 800 Series and Similar Instruments  

Data Submission Form - KEY


LINK: CTS PT Central


Other CTS PT / Order Forms:

Other Proficiency Testing Links:


WEBINAR: The Nuts and Bolts of Proficiency Testing (PT): 
Everything You Wanted to Know About PT

Presented by the California Thoracic Society Proficiency Testing Program
This webinar aired on November 8th, 2013

Download Presentation (PDF)  / Audio Recording of Presentation


 

IMPORTANT PT DATES!

2015 Calendar Year

Cycle 2 - 2015

  • September 7th - Cycle 2 reports received by labs

Cycle 3 - 2015

  • October 5th - Submit ALL enrollment, instrument and personnel changes
  • November 2nd - Cycle 3 of year 2015; samples shipped to labs
  • November 16th - 2016 Re-Enrol. Applications DUE to CTS
  • November 17th - No Samples? Call 1-888-450-4633
  • November 20th - PRIMARY RESULTS - DATA INPUT DUE ONLINE/FAX
  • November 27th - SECONDARY (Q) RESULTS - DATA INPUT DUE ONLINE
  • January 4th - Cycle 3 reports received by labs

Proficiency Testing (PT) Committee


2015 Proficiency Testing Action Calendar (PDF)


2015 PT Program Enrollee Reference Manual (PDF)

 

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