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

Procedure Challenges per Shipment Number of Shipments
Resistance mechanism detection 3 Two shipments per year

Program Information

  • Three swab specimens
  • Designed for molecular and phenotypic testing methods
  • Challenge isolates may include Enterobacterales, Pseudomonas, or Acinetobacter.

Shipping Schedule

  • Shipment A: May 20
  • Shipment B: October 21