Analytes/procedures in bold
type are regulated for proficiency testing by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Program PCNEO is especially helpful for laboratories that have leukemia/lymphoma assays that target plasma cell neoplasms, including cytoplasmic light chain staining.
- One 1.1-mL specimen containing a cell line/whole blood mixture simulating a plasma cell neoplasm with clinical history and pertinent laboratory data
- Two online cases consisting of gated dot plots, clinical histories, and pertinent laboratory data
- Each challenge includes online images of tissue sections, bone marrow, and/or peripheral blood smears as clinically relevant and/or available
- Online, whole slide images powered by DigitalScope® technology (if applicable)
This program has stability of two days or less. The CAP cannot guarantee performance or offer credits for orders placed for shipment outside of the US and Canada.
- Shipment A: April 26
- Shipment B: October 11