Analytes/procedures in bold
type are regulated for proficiency testing by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
- This program is for the identification of gram-positive and gram-negative organisms, including common resistance mechanisms isolated from blood culture bottles.
- This program is not for the inoculation of blood culture bottles.
- Five 1.0-mL simulated blood culture fluid specimen
- For laboratories using molecular multiplex panels
Shipment A: April 25
Shipment B: August 22
Shipment C: December 5