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Analytes/procedures in bold type are regulated for proficiency testing by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Analyte Challenges per Shipment Number of Shipments
Hemoglobin A1C 5 Three shipments per year

Additional Information

  • This program meets the CAP's Accreditation Program requirements for proficiency testing.
  • This Survey will not be evaluated against the National Glycohemoglobin Standardization Program (NGSP) reference method. See Survey GH5 to be evaluated against the NGSP reference method.

Program Information

  • Five 0.5‑mL lyophilized specimens with a 3.0‑mL dropper-tipped vial of diluent
  • Designed for international laboratories that have experienced significant shipping and receiving issues and require longer specimen stability

Shipping Schedule

  • Shipment A: March 11
  • Shipment B: June 17
  • Shipment C: October 15