ABG, Electrolyte+ and CO-Oximetry
Proficiency Testing Program
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