TABLE 3

CLIA-approved proficiency testing programsb

TestProficiency testing performed by programc:
AABAPICAPWSLHMPEP (TB only)AccutestAAFP-PT
CLIA approved for 2017YesYesYesYesYesYes
Acid-fast stainYesYesYesYesYesYes
Mycobacteriology identificationYesYesYesYes
Mycobacteriology antimicrobial susceptibility testingYesYesYesaYes
Molecular detection of M. tuberculosis complex and rifampin resistanceYesaYesaYesa
  • a Ungraded (educational) at this time.

  • b See reference 333.

  • c AAB, American Association of Bioanalysts; API, American Proficiency Institute; CAP, College of American Pathologists; WSLH, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene; MPEP, Model Performance Evaluation Program (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention); AAFP-PT, American Academy of Family Physicians proficiency testing program.