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NON-GYN INTERLABORATORY COMPARISION, INDV - NGC1
Analytes/procedures in bold type are regulated for proficiency testing by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Challenges per Shipment
Number of Shipments
Nongynecologic cytopathology case review – glass slides
Four shipments per year
Nongynecologic cytopathology case review – online
5 per year
One shipment per year
The Nongynecologic Cytopathology Education (NGC) program is an interlaboratory educational opportunity to assess participants’ screening and interpretive skills. The NGC program is unsuitable for proficiency testing as these cases are chosen for their educational value. Cases may incorporate static online images that incorporate radiology and multiple aspects of pathology to enhance the interpretation.
Participants can access laboratory reference interpretations and performance for the glass slides within 20 minutes by fax, providing rapid educational feedback, peer comparison, and additional review time.
Additional online advanced education cases provide immediate feedback on interpretation selection, follow‑up recommendations, and case‑related educational questions.