ASCP GYN PT & Lab Comparison

Authors:
The ASCP Cytopathology Committee



Description:

This CMS-approved gynecologic cytology proficiency testing program is designed according to federal CLIA regulations to test basic locator and diagnostic skills for gynecologic cytology specimens. It leverages the experience gained from over 40,000 individual tests, as well as the collective knowledge of ASCP cytopathology experts.

You choose the Thursday test date and the Prep type you want to be tested on. Refereeing exceeds CLIA requirements; consisting of three physicians and two senior-level cytotechnologists. All results are returned within 7 business days from the date the testing materials are received by ASCP. All testing events with scores less than 90% are automatically put through a Defacto-Appeal before results are returned.

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The complete solution, this program fulfills all your gynecologic cytopathology proficiency testing and CAP LAP accreditation requirements for interlaboratory comparison.

Choose the date of your ASCP GYN PT™ testing and your slide test for your Lab Comparison shipment. Testing is available on Thursdays only. Please provide three dates as testing will be provided on a first come first serve basis. Your ASCP Lab Comparison program consists of 12 high-quality glass slides, detailed comparative results and year end statistical summaries.

Lab Comparison Features:

  • Up to 6 CME/CMLE credits for reviewing a total of 12 glass slide cases
  • Your choice of GYN conventional, liquid based preparations or a combination
  • 1 shipment of 12 high-quality glass slide cases
  • Ten days provided for review of materials
  • Target answers sent by email within 24 hours of response receipt
  • Laboratory and participant peer-comparison statistics provided after each event

For a notification from CMS regarding PT referral, click here.