MAR 06, 2024 1:00 PM EST

The Power of Proficiency Testing

  • Nicole Zantek, MD, PhD

    Medical Director, Special Coagulation Laboratory Division of Transfusion Medicine Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN


Laboratories are required to participate in proficiency testing (PT). PT is a powerful tool for laboratories to learn about their own testing performance and discover potential issues with testing methods. This sessions will review basic information on PT testing performance, regulations, classification of analytes, and analysis of results. Examples will be presented to show how proficiency testing has identified limitations with laboratory testing.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe regulations related to proficiency testing, including regulated and graded analytes.
  • Discuss aspects to consider when reviewing proficiency testing results.
  • Illustrate examples were proficiency testing has identified issues with laboratory testing.

Labroots is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. By attending this webinar, you can earn 1 Continuing Education credit once you have viewed the webinar in its entirety. CE credits are available for this webinar up to 2 years from the date of the live broadcast.

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