Cytology Proficiency Testing

Cytology Proficiency Testing

The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) regulations at Section 493.855(a) state: "The laboratory must ensure that each individual engaged in the examination of gynecologic preparations is enrolled in a proficiency testing (PT) program approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) . . ."  

The CMS-approved Cytology Proficiency Testing (PT) Programs for calendar year 2023 are:

  • the College of American Pathologists, and
  • the American Society for Clinical Pathology program.

For additional CLIA cytology PT information, refer to the links below.

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09/06/2023 04:57 PM