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

Analyte/Procedure Challenges per Shipment Number of Shipments
Anaerococcus prevotii/vaginalis 5 Three shipments per year
Bacteroides fragilis 5
Candida albicans 5
Citrobacter 5
Cutibacterium avidum/granulosum 5
Enterobacter cloacae complex 5
Enterococcus faecalis 5
Enterococcus faecium 5
Escherichia coli 5
Finegoldia magna 5
Haemophilus influenzae 5
Kingella kingae 5
Klebsiella aerogenes 5
Klebsiella pneumoniae group 5
Morganella morganii 5
Neisseria gonorrhoeae 5
Parvimonas micra 5
Peptoniphilus 5
Peptostreptococcus anaerobius 5
Proteus spp. 5
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 5
Salmonella spp. 5
Serratia marcescens 5
Staphylococcus aureus 5
Staphylococcus lugdunensis 5
Streptococcus agalactiae 5
Streptococcus pneumoniae 5
Streptococcus pyogenes 5


Program Information

  • Five 0.5-mL liquid specimens
  • Designed for molecular multiplex panel users
  • Program challenges may contain the following antimicrobial resistance genes on a rotational basis: CTX-M, IMP, KPC, mecA/C and MREJ, NDM, OXA-48-like, vanA/B, and VIM

Shipping Schedule

  • Shipment A: June 13
  • Shipment B: September 12
  • Shipment C: Cancelled