proficiency testing

proficiency testing

a program in which specimens of quality control material are periodically sent to members of a group of laboratories for analysis, with each laboratory's results compared with those of its peers.
See also: proficiency samples.

pro·fi·cien·cy test·ing

(prō-fish'ĕn-sē test'ing)
A program in which specimens of quality control material are periodically sent to members of a group of laboratories for analysis, with each laboratory's results compared with those of its peers.
See also: proficiency samples
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The Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene provides more than 25 clinical proficiency testing programs on a statewide, national, and international basis.
Expression Analysis, a genetics testing/analysis company, offers the only proficiency testing program for gene expression microarrays.
Two years later, the society extended its involvement by introducing a pilot proficiency testing program for these laboratories.
It is our goal to work together with TeleDevelopment to establish the Ordinate tests as the standard for English speaking proficiency testing in call centers and BPOs throughout the Philippines.
Hawaii, on the other hand, can require any laboratory to perform proficiency testing but has not yet done so.
The A2LA is a non-profit, public service, membership society dedicated to the formal recognition of competent testing and calibration laboratories, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers and reference material producers.
I and seven other consulting medical technologists in our organization have helped numerous laboratories cope with quality control, proficiency testing, preventive maintenance, and continuing education.
Following pilot testing, we will be able to offer states and school districts nationwide a fully comprehensive, NCLB-compliant language proficiency testing system ready for Spring 2005 testing.
In addition to accreditation by the NFSTC and the AABB, Sorenson Genomics validates its Y chromosome and identity products through participation in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Standard Reference Materials, and its parentage testing through the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Proficiency Testing Program.
According to the council, the workshop was part of its proficiency testing programme, which aims to improve the efficiency of dedicated laboratories across Abu Dhabi.
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