POC Competency Challenges are designed to improve waived test results. These programs evaluate
instrument and method performance, troubleshoot, assess staff competency, and provide information to
train staff. Expected results will be provided. These programs are not proficiency testing programs and
participants will not return results to the CAP.
POC Competency Challenges may have limited availability and stability.
Analytes/procedures in bold
type are regulated for proficiency testing by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
- Five abnormal 1.7‑mL lyophilized whole blood specimens with five corresponding diluents and one calcium chloride diluent vial; compatible with Medtronic HemoTec ACT/ACT II/ACT Plus, Medtronic Hepcon HMS/HMS Plus, and i‑STAT® Celine and Kaolin ACT
- Programs provide material to test up to 5 staff
- May be purchased any time during the year