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.
Two years later, the society extended its involvement by introducing a pilot proficiency testing program for these laboratories.
Hawaii, on the other hand, can require any laboratory to perform proficiency testing but has not yet done so.
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.
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.
There are proficiency testing schemes commercially available for hundreds of analytes from the ten Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)-approved proficiency testing (PT) provider vendors--yet there are thousands of different types of laboratory analyses occurring daily.