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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
HPV 5 Three shipments per year
High‑risk HPV genotyping (optional) 5

Additional Information

  • Each laboratory should choose the Survey that best reflects the transport media received in its facility. For Survey CHPVJ, participants must provide results for all three media types.
  • For laboratories that perform HPV genotyping using ThinPrep PreservCyt Transport medium on site, Survey CHPVM and select samples of Survey CHPVJ provide an opportunity to report specific HPV genotypes.
  • The CAP does not report genotyping responses to the CMS.

Program Information

  • Five simulated cervical specimens
  • Combination of Digene, ThinPrep PreservCyt, and SurePath transport mediums

Shipping Schedule

  • Shipment A: March 1
  • Shipment B: August 2
  • Shipment C: December 13

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