Quality Assurance Program Order Form(2 page PDF)
AAFP-PT offers an inexpensive quality assurance program as an alternative to a full proficiency testing program for waived and PPM laboratories. Participants in the Quality Assurance program will receive samples twice per year. This is a self-graded program, i.e., no results are submitted to AAFP-PT and no evaluation is provided.
Participation in proficiency testing is considered a Good Laboratory Practice by the CDC and CMS. Although waived laboratories are not required by CLIA '88 to perform proficiency testing, some states and accreditation agencies encourage these laboratories to participate in a quality assurance program. This program meets these requirements.
The QA program also includes up to 12 hours of Prescribed Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for reviewing the PT educational materials, completing the CME test sheet and submitting it to AAFP-PT for evaluation.
The AAFP-PT is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program. AAFP-PT is also an approved provider for California clinical laboratory licensees under the P.A.C.E. program.
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Quality Assurance Program