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.

LINK: CTS PT Central

Please visit if any Supplemental Instruction documents are misplaced 

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 1 - 2015

  • March 16, 2015 - Cycle 1 of year 2015; samples shipped to labs.
  • March 23, 2015 - No Samples? Call 1-888-450-4633
  • April 3, 2015 - PRIMARY RESULTS - DATA INPUT DUE ONLINE/FAX
  • April 10, 2015 - SECONDARY (Q) RESULTS - DATA INPUT DUE ONLINE

Proficiency Testing (PT) Committee


2015 Proficiency Testing Action Calendar (PDF)


2015 PT Program Enrollee Reference Manual (PDF)

 

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