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POC Competency Challenges help POC coordinators streamline operator education (initial training and ongoing competency). These programs include standardized specimens that can not only be used to train operators and assess competency but also to evaluate/troubleshoot instrument and method performance for waived and non-waived tests.

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).

Program Name Challenges per Shipment Number of Shipments
Urine Dipstick Competency 10 Shipments available upon request

Program Information

  • One abnormal 10.0‑mL liquid urine specimen
  • Each program provides material to test up to 10 staff

Shipping Schedule

  • May be purchased any time during the year